North Country
3:04 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

How North Country Reps Voted On Allowing Keno

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.