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Bill Would Increase N.H.'s Minimum Wage to $9.50 By 2019

NHPR Staff

A proposal to increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2019 goes before a House committee Tuesday.

Thebill would re-establish a state a minimum wage, setting it at $8.25 next year.

New Hampshire lawmakers repealed the state’s minimum wage in 2011, and the state has since deferred to the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

That’s thelowest minimum wage in New England.

The bill going before the House Labor committee Tuesday would increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage again in 2018 to $9 an hour, and once again in 2019 to $9.55 an hour.

The bill would also amend the minimum rate at which tipped employees are paid, setting their base wage at $4 an hour.

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.
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