New Hampshire's minimum wage is stuck at the federal level, $7.25 an hour, the lowest in New England. In fact, following legislative action in 2011, the state doesn't even have the authority to set its own minimum wage.
HB 1403 would change that by ( 1 ) re-establishing the state's authority to set a minimum wage, ( 2 ) raising the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour as of January 1, 2015, ( 3 ) raising it again to $9 an hour on January 1, 2016, and ( 4 ) adjusting it to keep up with rises in the cost of living on an annual basis starting in 2017.
AFSC’s Martha Yager (right) with Rep. Margie Smith(left), who was the prime sponsor of a bill which raised New Hampshire’s minimum wage. AFSC’s New Hampshire office helped mobilize community groups to win that victory—and help win a higher federal minimum wage.
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