Groups that support so-called right to work laws are looking to pass such a measure in Kentucky.
“There could be a real push now that Indiana has passed a right to work law,” says Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters. “They became the 23rd state to pass that, so that means that Kentucky has states to the north and the south, with Indiana to the north and Tennessee to the south that have right to work law.
“We certainly intend to work with I think folks in particular from Indiana who are here or who will be here to help us. We certainly intend to do everything we can at the Bluegrass Institute to promote this policy,” says Waters.
Waters says passing a right to work law should be no problem in the Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate. But the real work will be convincing rural Democrats in the Kentucky House.