JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The chairman of the Missouri House's Economic Development Committee says right to work legislation is not a priority in the Missouri House this year.
Representative Anne Zerr of St. Charles says the right to work issue is an unnecessary headache to legislators who want to help create jobs in Missouri.
"That's not going to fix the economy: right to work," says Zerr. "And as long as we have a Democrat governor who would veto the thing, and personally, I don't support right to work."
Zerr says there is renewed optimism that the House can come to an agreement on job creating legislation this coming session with new members of the state Senate.
Zerr says, with a new cast of characters in the Missouri Senate, reforms in state tax credit programs can move forward to help new and old industries in Missouri.
"These incentives work," Zerr says. "Maybe we have to take a look at lowering the caps a little bit for some of the larger ones, but I think both chambers are really looking at moving something forward this year."