Protecting NH's Economy and Workers


August 9, 2019

Joe Sweeney

Concord, NH - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement regarding Governor Sununu vetoing the disastrous minimum wage hike:

“The minimum wage increase would have been disastrous for New Hampshire small businesses and employees; Governor Sununu was absolutely right in vetoing it. Increasing the cost of labor decreases the ability for low-skilled and entry level workers to a job where they can begin to develop their skills. We have a booming economy and a competitive labor force, and Granite State employers are looking everywhere for new employees to fill vacancies. Arguments made by Democrats that this mandated wage increase is necessary are made in bad faith; Governor Sununu and New Hampshire Republicans are fighting for a strong economy that truly works for everyone.”