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Minimum wage abolished in New Hampshire but increasing in 20 other states

January 26, 2018

While people are still talking about the landmark 2011 bill that abolished the New Hampshire state general minimum wage, 20 states will increase the government mandated minimum wage in 2018. The bill, HB133, was the first and might be the only time a state abolished the general minimum wage law. New Hampshire is 1 of only 6 states without a general minimum wage. 80% of New Hampshire Senators voted for HB133. Despite not having a minimum wage, New Hampshire has nearly the highest median household income in the nation.

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington already increased or will their state government minimum wage this year. Various communities, including D.C., will also increase their forced minimum wage. Meanwhile, New Hampshire municipalities are banned from harming workers by regulating minimum wages.

State Minimum Wage Increases

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