Pa. has no will to face unions, Corbett says
By The Associated Press
Published: Monday, December 10, 2012, 8:26 p.m.
Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett said on Monday that Pennsylvania apparently lacks the political will to become a “right-to-work” state, a key issue for conservatives as Republicans in fellow industrial state Michigan prepare to pass such a law despite the protests of organized labor.
Corbett, a first-term Republican, has never made right-to-work legislation a priority while he battles unions on other issues. His spokesman said the governor would support such a bill if it reached his desk. Right-to-work bills languished in the GOP-controlled Legislature without even a committee vote during the recently-completed two-year session.
“There is not much of a movement to do it, and a lot of it has to do with the politics at the local level, at the county level and at the state level,” Corbett said. “Until I see a strong will to get legislation passed, we have a lot of other things that we have to get passed.”
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Is there a better definition of "failure to lead"? To be fair to the Governor I will ask my Representative (who is also the Majority Leader) and the Committee Chair (just north of us) where the bills were in committee how many times each week the Governor called to support their efforts.