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NH Senate Tables — Essentially Killing — Right To Work Legislation After 12-12 Vote

Senator Soucy Applauds Defeat of Senate’s So-Called Right to Work Bill

CONCORD – Senator Donna Soucy of Manchester applauds the bipartisan defeat of Senate Bill 107 the so-called “Right to Work Bill” on the Senate Floor by a tie vote of 12-12.

“I am pleased to see the bipartisan defeat of the so-called ‘Right to Work Bill’,” said Senator Soucy. “There’s a reason why Democrats and Republicans have come together to defeat this flawed proposal for decades – it’s simply wrong for New Hampshire.”

After failing to pass on a 12-12 tie vote, the Senate voted to table the proposal which kills the bill for the year. It would require 13 votes to take the bill off the table.

“The facts remain clear, New Hampshire has a lower unemployment rate and a stronger economy than most states with so-called right to work laws,” said Senator Soucy. “In states with a so-called right to work law, workers on average have a lower standard of living, bring home less in their paychecks and go without health insurance more frequently.”

“I want to thank my Republican Senate colleagues for standing up and joining Senate Democrats to defeat this anti-worker legislation.”

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