NHDP Statement: By voting down minimum wage, GOP is not doing right by NH workers

Concord, N.H. – This afternoon, the House voted down HB115, legislation that would have created a statewide minimum wage of $9.50 in 2018 and $12 by 2019.

NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement:

“Thanks to former Governor, now-Senator Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. With this great progress, our new Governor’s first priority shouldn’t be to weaken workers rights and give tax breaks to millionaires. Instead, it should instead be making sure those who do have a job can make enough to pay the bills and put food on the table.

It’s shameful that New Hampshire is tied for last in the country when it comes to paying its workers. Anyone who works 40 hours a week shouldn’t have to wonder where their next meal comes from. The Granite State has by far the lowest minimum wage in New England and that’s a legacy Governor Sununu and New Hampshire Republicans should be ashamed of. It’s time New Hampshire take care of its workers.”

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