The Illinois House last week rejected Right To Work legislation last week on a mostly party line (71 democrats, 1 republican) vote of 72 – 0, with 37 republican members voting present another 4 not voting.  The vote was a defeat for Governor Bruce Rauner, who has championed right to work as a vehicle to revive the economic competitiveness of the state of Illinois.  Over in Missouri, the reverse was the case as the legislature passed right to work and sent it on to Governor Jay Nixon for his signature, which would have made Missouri the 26th right to work state in the nation.  Regrettably, he vetoed the legislation, calling it an “extreme measure” and “big-government overreach”.  Right to work laws prohibit unions from requiring non-members to pay dues in order to get or keep their jobs!