Both the New Hampshire House and Senate have killed bills Thursday that would have established a higher state minimum wage.
The House’s measure, which was rejected in a 198 to 145 vote, would have raised the minimum wage to $9.10 by next year -- tacking on nearly $7 by 2018.
Meanwhile in a 14-10 vote the Senate rejected to increase the hourly rate by $8.25 by next January – reaching $10 by 2018.
The federal minimum wage of $7.25 will remain in place. Currently 29 other states have higher minimum wages.