New Hampshire Senate votes more study on minimum wage bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate on Wednesday shelved a bill to establish and then gradually increase the minimum wage but the debate will continue.
The state currently defaults to the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Lawmakers last year approved the creation of a state minimum wage of $10 this year and $12 in 2022, but Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed it.
On Wednesday, the Senate voted to further study a similar House bill it had held from last year. But Democrats plan to continue pushing the issue, arguing that they have a better shot given that the minimum wage just increased in three other New England states.