Calls on other candidates for Governor to join him in encouraging the legislature to override the Governor's veto
Manchester - Today, gubernatorial candidate, Kevin Smith, released the following statement in lead-up to the New Hampshire House potentially taking up the override vote tomorrow of the Governor's veto of the Right-to-Work legislation:
"As a former state legislator, I was proud to cast a vote in favor of right-to-work nearly 14 years ago, and I am proud to stand with a majority of the legislature today in favoring an override of the Governor's veto," Smith said.
"New Hampshire needs to regain its competitive advantage in attracting new businesses to the state and adopting right-to-work would be a big step in the right direction. We have too many workers that have to commute out-of-state to find work and on top of that, pay an income tax. Yet, the studies are clear: right-to-work states have created more jobs over the last decade than their forced-union counterparts. If New Hampshire were to pass right-to-work, making it the only state north of Virginia to do so, we could put a giant sign right on the Massachusetts' boarder: OPEN FOR BUSINESS."
Smith continued, "Today, I call on all announced and potential candidates for Governor to join me in encouraging the legislature to put New Hampshire back-to-work by overriding the Governor's veto of right-to-work."