The majority of representatives from Northern Grafton and Coos County – including four Republicans - voted to support Gov. Lynch’s veto of a Right-to-Work law last week.
As reporter Dan Gorenstein said supporters of the bill that would ban unions from collecting negotiating fees from non-union employees needed a 2/3rds majority to overturn Lynch’s veto (http://news.nhpr.org/post/right-work-defeated).
They didn’t get it.
Only 240 of the 379 reps voted to overturn Lynch’s veto. That fell short of the 2/3rds needed.
Fourteen reps from the North Country participated and nine of them voted to uphold Lynch’s veto.
Here’s how it broke out:
Of the nine Republicans five voted to overturn Lynch’s veto. They were Lyle Bulis; Duffy Daughterty; Edmond Gionet; Larry Rappaport and Gregory Sorg.
Four other Republicans voted to uphold Lynch’s veto. They were Bill Remick; Herbert Richardson; John Tholl and Marc Tremblay.
Of the five Democrats who voted all voted to uphold Lynch’s veto. They were Gary Coulombe; Robert Theberge; Yvonne Thomas; Evalyn Merrick and William Hatch.
Two other North Country reps were excused from voting. They were Kathleen Taylor, a Democrat from Franconia, and Stephanie Eaton, a Republican from Littleton.
To find out how reps voted on other issues check here: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/nhgcrollcalls/