Veto stands in proposal to let Maine farm workers unionize

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Maine State House(WABI)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 3:34 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have upheld the governor’s veto of a bill that would’ve allowed farm workers to unionize.

The bill passed narrowly last year and the vote was even closer at 66-67 on Wednesday in the House, failing to muster a two-thirds majority to override the veto.

Republicans were united in opposition.

The Senate also confirmed the state’s new public advocate, William Harwood.

Harwood is a utilities lawyer who served as a senior advisor in Gov. Janet Mills’ energy office.

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