Today, the state Senate rebuffed House efforts to pass so-called Right to Work legislation. In a voice vote, the Senate tabled House Bill 1677. The bill, as amended by the Senate, is virtually identical to one the House failed to pass over Gov. Lynch’s veto last year.
Senate sponsor Sen. Jim Forsythe explained, “Given the numerous bills that we have coming over from the House it is important to focus our efforts this year on bills that can pass into laws and have an immediate positive impact on jobs and the economy in New Hampshire.”
The vote was a setback for House Speaker Bill O’Brien and his obsessive quest to impose Right to Work on the state. “Today we saw our senators demonstrate leadership by putting aside Speaker O’Brien’s never ending war against working families,” noted State Employees Association president Diana Lacey.