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Mar 12, 2015 12:07 PM

Kevin Landrigan: NH Senate votes to kill bill to increase minimum wage


CONCORD - The New Hampshire State Senate has voted to kill a bill that would have increased the minimum wage.

The 14-10 vote Thursday is a setback for Gov. Maggie Hassan who campaigned for one.

Gov. Hassan forcefully laid down her marker in January's inaugural address.

"For too long, wages have failed to grow with he cost of our families' needs. Our path forward must strengthen wages for our workers by restoring and increasing New Hampshire's minimum wage," Hassan said on Jan. 8.

Republicans in 2011 repealed the state's own minimum and advocates for change have been playing catch up ever since.


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