2 results for tag: closing the wage gap

Letter: Minimum wage increase in N.H. would do more harm than good

Robert Swanson Feb 23, 2020 To the editor: New Hampshire Democrats are again trying to legislate their bad economic policies at the State House. The latest example is raising the minimum wage. They are blindly pushing for this policy despite its terrible impacts. Last year, New York raised its minimum wage, and in response restaurants and other small businesses did what all businesses, including mine, do when government increases labor costs: they increased prices and reduced staff and hours. Read More

Weaver introduces bill to set minimum wage control at regional level

week.com February 24, 2020 PEORIA (WEEK) -- A local state lawmaker has introduced legislation to amend the minimum-wage bill that was signed into law last year. State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) recently introduced SB 3396, which would allow for regional control of setting the minimum wage. The current law will raise the minimum wage to $15 statewide by 2025. Read More