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Raising the bar: New Hampshire’s minimum wage needs to rise; how much is the question

Mar 10, 2020 The minimum hourly wage an employer can legally pay workers is rising in 23 states this year, thanks to recent legislation. Thanks to one of Gov. Chris Sununu’s record number of vetoes last year, New Hampshire is not among those states. In fact, it’s been more than a decade since the minimum wage in the Granite State — tied to the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour — has risen. Meanwhile, the rates in nearby states have risen quite dramatically. In Massachusetts, the rate has been raised from $8 an hour in 2010 to $12.75, the second-highest in the nation, behind Washington. That’s a 59 percent hike in a decade. In ...