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Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 8, 2014

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Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Statement from Governor Hassan on Senate Minimum Wage Vote

CONCORD – After the Senate’s vote today to oppose HB 1403, a bill that restores and increases New Hampshire’s minimum wage, Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement:

“I am disappointed that Senate Republicans voted today against a bill to restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage, a measure that an overwhelming majority of Granite Staters support because it would strengthen our economy and help improve the economic security of working families.

“In order to truly accelerate our economic growth, working families and individuals must be confident in their own financial circumstances and able to purchase the goods and services they need. Restoring and increasing New Hampshire’s minimum wage would strengthen our economy and support businesses by putting more money in the pockets of their consumers.

“People working full-time in New Hampshire should be paid enough to support their families, and I will continue fighting to restore and improve our state minimum wage in order to boost our economy and strengthen the economic security of thousands of Granite Staters.”