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Right to Work Marks New Missouri Governor's First 100 Days

Alex Heuer
St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens during his first 100 days in office made good on a top campaign promise to sign right to work legislation.

Greitens passed the 100-day mark on Wednesday. He achieved a major campaign promise months before, when he signed a law in February banning mandatory union fees.

But Greitens has had less success in strengthening state ethics laws, another top pledge.

He banned state employees in his administration from accepting lobbyist gifts his first day in office. A broader ban for lawmakers and other elected officials is languishing in the Senate. Measures to make lawmakers wait longer before becoming lobbyists and impose term limits on statewide elected officials also are stalled.

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