Many wondered why Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder changed his tune on "right to work" for less legislation abruptly this week. If you take a closer look at the makeup of the 2013 Michigan state legislature, the reason becomes clear.
With recent Democratic gains from the 2012 election, the majority of the chamber in 2013 would oppose "right to work" for less legislation. So, the bills had to be rammed through quickly and with no input from the public.
In the 2013 session, there would be 51 House Democrats opposed to the bills plus the six House Republicans who voted against right-to-work this week.
See the chart below for the breakdown: