Hohman in Wall Street Journal

Right-to-work states enjoy higher per capita income

Research conducted by Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy James Hohman appeared in the Wall Street Journal this week. The article, titled "The Right-to-Work Advantage," discusses the economic advantages and freedom-based benefits that lead states to adopt right-to-work policies. Hohman’s research found that “right-to-work states have 4.1 percent higher per-capita personal incomes than non-right-to-work states” once cost of living is factored in.

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Wisconsin is currently considering legislation that would give public and private sector workers the freedom to choose whether they wish to financially support their union. The Wisconsin Senate has already passed the bill and it is now in the state House.