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A New Minimum Wage For N.H.?

Pew Research Center

As more states increase their minimum wages beyond the federal level, New Hampshire’s has remained at the same at seven dollars and twenty-five cents an hour. Now, some state lawmakers want to raise it, saying it will help lift workers out of poverty and boost the economy. Opponents though, warn of unintended consequences, including layoffs and slower job growth.


  • Bruce Berke– New Hampshire state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, which represents the states small businesses
  • Jeff McLynch – Executive director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute


  • Mike Somers -  president & chief executive officer of the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association
  • Judy Stadtman ­– campaign coordinator for the NH AFL-CIO

Some stats surrounding the minimum wage debate in New Hampshire:

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