The king zombie of all zombie laws, New Hampshire “Right-to-Work,” has just suffered it’s _____th consecutive defeat in the House by a 212-141 margin. Via the Patch:
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 212 to 141 to kill the proposed Franklin Partin Right to Work Act on Wednesday, as Democrats and Republicans waged a familiar debate about unions and job creation.
Unlike last session, however, Democrats now enjoy majority control of the chamber. This bill’s fate was sealed before today, the partisan divide leading observers to say the debate was more about the 2014 elections.
The political stakes were clear: Rep. Bill O’Brien, the former Tea Party Republican Speaker of the House, was the prime sponsor of the bill. Other sponsors included John Cebrowski, R-Bedford, and Al Baldasaro, R-Londonderry.
A large union presence, including members of the NHAFL-CIO and Professional Firefighters of NH, listened intently from the House gallery.
It’s not a union bill, Baldasaro argued, but a jobs bill.