A bill critics say would reduce funding for legal services for the poor was sponsored by Gregory Sorg, a Republican from Easton, and heavily favored by North Country representatives.
The bill - HB 1395 - passed the House 235 – 99. It now goes to the Senate.
Eight North Country representatives – all Republicans – voted in favor.
Four North Country representatives – all Democrats – voted against it.
Four legislators were excused from voting.
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