CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Four months after the same bill died on the House floor, New Hampshire's Senate voted Wednesday to effectively kill a bill that would limit unions' ability to collect fees from nonunion workers.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted without debate to table a bill passed by the House similar to one Democratic Gov. John Lynch vetoed last year. The House, also controlled by Republicans, failed to override the veto in November, but brought the issue back this year.

Senate President Peter Bragdon said the intent is to leave the bill on the table, which means it will die at the end of the session. Bragdon said the votes are not there to override an expected veto and the Senate decided to put its efforts into bills that would help create jobs.

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