New Video Shows NH House Leadership Just as “Tired” of Right to Work for Less As Rest of the State
Extreme House Leadership continues to push bill New Hampshire rejected
Concord, NH – For the second time this session, the NH House Leadership failed to pass right to work for less legislation by a veto-proof majority. Today’s vote of 198-139 mimics last year’s 11-month losing effort by Speaker Bill O’Brien to pass anti-worker legislation that New Hampshire has routinely rejected for decades.
That prolonged campaign took significant time, attention and energy away from addressing real middle class issues, yet the House continues to push its extreme ideology even in the face of defeat. In Sunday’s Concord Monitor, House Majority Whip Rep. Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson) had this to say about the retread legislation, HB 1677:
Jasper said he had whipped the bill within the last week and has “no indication that there’s going to be any change” from last year’s support for the bill, which fell 13 votes short of a veto-proof majority. “It certainly isn’t as intense,” he said. “Everybody knows where everybody’s going to vote, and there’s no expectation that anybody’s going to change their mind.” (Concord Monitor, Capital Beat, 3/11/12)
According to today’s vote count, Jasper was right – and a new video released by Granite State Progress today shows that the NH House Leadership is just as “tired” of this legislation as the rest of the state.
Granite State Progress joins allies, families and small businesses in the state who urge the House and Senate to stop wasting our time and start focusing on real middle class issues.
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