New Hampshire moves closer
New Hampshire is on the verge of becoming the 23rd right-to-work state, after House Bill 474 there cleared the House by a solid 225-140 margin. The bill, which would ensure that individual workers have the right to join or refuse to join a union and have the final say on union dues, had already passed the state Senate. Democratic Governor John Lynch is expected to veto the bill, but a veto override is possible. The main challenge will be to find 14 more yeas in the House, and the bill's sponsors hope to find those votes among 31 elected representatives who missed last week's vote.