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Indiana governor speaks at fundraiser for Cole

AR-160609641CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Praising right-to-work laws, regulatory reforms and charter schools, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence boosted Bill Cole’s candidacy for governor at a Charleston fundraiser on Tuesday.

Speaking to about 70 donors at the Embassy Suites hotel, Pence touted his state’s right-to-work law, passed by his predecessor in 2012, and praised Cole for passing a right-to-work law this spring.

West Virginia is the 26th state to adopt a right-to-work law, which allows employees at unionized workplaces to opt out of paying union fees, even though unions are obligated to represent every employee at the workplace.

He argued that such changes, as well as stalling or rolling back state regulations, will yield business growth…

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