POLL: Is Right-to-Work Legislation 'Right' for NH?
Former House Speaker Bill O'Brien is promising to re-introduce the legislation in the upcoming legislative session.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives' push to pass Right-to-Work legislation made national headlines last year.
Now, former House Speaker Bill O'Brien is promising to be the lead sponsor of Right-to-Work legislation in the upcoming legislative session, which convenes Jan. 2.
"I will be the prime sponsor of Right to Work legislation in New Hampshire this term," O'Brien said in a message on his Facebook page. "Given the Democrat Party majority in the House and that, at least in New Hampshire, the Democrat party hierarchy functions as the political wing of public employee unions, the bill will not pass this term. We intend to use the legislation, however, together with the example of Michigan, as the means of continuing to identify those legislators and legislative candidates who support, and those who oppose, Right to Work legislation." He added that opinion polls show there is "much greater support for Right to Work legislation than is reflected in the current legislative make-up."
The New Hampshire Democratic Party was quick to respond, saying O'Brien remains obsessed "with a radical, out-of-touch agenda that has been roundly rejected by Granite State voters."
TELL US: What do you think? Is Right-to-Work legislation "right" for New Hampshire? Or is Bill O'Brien out of touch with what the citizens of this state really want? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts.