RELEASE: Democratic Legislation Would Bring Back New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, Representative Doug Ley (D-Jaffrey) introduced legislation, HB 115, to bring back the minimum wage in New Hampshire.  The minimum wage in New Hampshire has been determined by federal law since 2011, when New Hampshire’s minimum wage law was repealed over the veto of Governor John Lynch.

“With all of our surrounding states moving forward on policies to increase the minimum wage, New Hampshire has the lowest rate in New England.  Our low-wage earners, most of whom are family-supporting adults, are being left behind,” said Representative Ley.  “Public support for increasing the minimum wage is overwhelming, as are the economic benefits for working families.  It is past time for the House to step up and pass legislation that will improve the lives and working conditions of our constituents.”