In the vote on whether to allow electronic Keno games to be played in the state sixteen North Country representatives were evenly split for and against, without any clear divide along party lines.
As NHPR’s Josh Rogers reported the Keno bill cleared the house by a 202-141 margin.
Under the bill, 92 percent of the proceeds would go to the state for education, with one percent of that earmarked for problem gambling programs.
The other 8 percent would go to businesses offering the game. Lottery officials say if 250 locations adopt Keno, the state could net $9 million.
The bill now moves to the Senate where it’s expected to meet resistance from Senators focused on passing a casino bill. If Keno does become law, New Hampshire would join 15 other states and Washington, D.C. in allowing it.
North Country representatives who voted for Keno are:
Brad Bailey, Monroe, Republican
Gary Coulombe, Berlin, Democrat
Larry Enman, Errol, Democrat
Linda Massimilla, Littleton, Democrat
Leon Rideout, Lancaster, Republican
Herb Richardson, Lancaster, Republican
Robert Theberge, Berlin, Democrat
Yvonne Thomas. Berlin, Democrat
North Country representatives who voted against keno are:
Rebecca Brown, Sugar Hill, Democrat
Ralph Doolan, Littleton, Republican
Susan Ford, Easton, Democrat
Edmond Gionet, Lincoln, Republican
Marcia Hammon, Whitefield, Democrat
William Hatch, Gorham, Democrat
Wayne Moynihan, Dummer, Democrat
Larry Rappaport, Colebrook, Republican
To see how legislators voted on other issues go here.