And, in the northeast of all places! The New Hampshire state Senate passed right to work legislation this week (albeit by just 1 vote) and sent the bill on to the republican-controlled House of Representatives for its deliberation. If the bill wins House approval, newly elected Republican Governor Chris Sununu will sign the bill into law. Of the 27 states with right to work laws on the books, none are in the northeast. Heading out to the Midwest on the subject, the Missouri state Senate moved the issue closer to fruition when it gave right to work legislation initial clearance in the upper chamber. As we told you last week, the Missouri House of Representatives has already approved the measure and, as in New Hampshire, if passed the state’s newly-elected Republican Governor (Eric Greitens) has indicated he will sign the bill into law. The battle over right to work in Missouri isn’t limited to the state house however. In anticipation of the law being approved, the AFL-CIO President filed an initiative for the 2018 ballot that seeks to overturn any right to work laws that may be approved in 2017. That initiative was approved by outgoing Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander before he left office after losing the race for US Senate. The union initiative is being challenged in court by a nurse and two Kansas City police officers. More to come on this . . .