Hike in minimum wage clears House
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The New Hampshire House voted 210-145 on Thursday to support a bill increasing the state’s minimum wage, currently $7.25 an hour, to $12 in three steps over the next three years.
HB 186 cleared the House on a partisan vote, with only two Republicans joining the 208 Democrats. The bill now moves to the Senate.
If the bill becomes law, the minimum wage would rise to $9.50 in 2020; $10.75 in 2021; and $12 in 2022.
Tipped employees will be guaranteed a base rate of not less than 50 percent of the applicable minimum wage.