Sununu, citing ‘booming’ state economy, vetoes bill to hike hourly minimum wage to $10-$12
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New Hampshire is likely to remain among only a handful of states with no minimum wage and default to the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour after Gov. Chris Sununu, citing the state’s “booming” economy, on Friday vetoed a bill that would have boosted the wage twice over the next two and a half years.
Senate Bill 10 called for a boost in the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020 and then to $12 an hour beginning on Jan. 1, 2022.