Senate, House pass separate state minimum wage bills
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A bill to establish a state minimum wage of up to $12 in New Hampshire passed the Senate on party lines Thursday, a week after Democrats passed similar legislation in the House.
Voting 14-10, Senate Democrats said Senate Bill 10 would lift up low income people and push businesses to better reflect the cost of living when setting wages.
But both pieces of legislation face strong opposition from State House Republicans, who say it ignores economic realities for businesses and will lead to lost jobs, as well as a likely veto from Gov. Chris Sununu.