The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved a plan on Jan. 18 that would move .
State Rep. , D-Penacook, and an at-large Concord City Councilor, reported that the plan was approved at a legislative session earlier today.
"It's not a good day for Concord," he noted.
The Associated Press reported that the vote was 205-86. An alternative plan forwarded by Democrats was defeated by a 261-70 vote.
An amendment proposed state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, R-Manchester, and state Rep. , R-Canterbury, that would have kept Ward 5 connected to other districts in Concord, was also defeated, according to Shurtleff.
The bill now goes onto the state Senate for consideration.