This is the plan that the Koch brothers set out many years ago (since the formation of ALEC in 1973) and it has been successful to date, sad to say. The strategy that began in 1980 with D.K.'s. failed bid to be VP to libertarian candidate Ed Clark was/is to target local, city/town, and county governments (in addition to the already laid plan for overtaking state legislatures and governorships) and infiltrate them with the ultra-conservative, anti-government candidates and agendas. The Koch brothers expect to spend $859 MILLION dollars on elections during this campaign cycle (2016). Citizens United opened the way for them (and any number of billionaires) to funnel "dark money" anywhere they so choose.
I would bet that the bill recently passed in NC (ALEC origination) is virtually the same bill that the Idaho state legislature is trying to ram down the state's throat that wrests local and county control to pass "fair wage and other laws that favor workers" (to quote you) Idaho is still in the dark ages when it comes wages, women's rights, education funding, and Medicaid funding (non-existent) and the ultra-conservative state legislature and the millionaire governator, Butch Otter have undermined any and all social safety net programs that existed in the past.