- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 8, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Senate on Wednesday shelved a bill to establish and then gradually increase the minimum wage but the debate will continue.

The state currently defaults to the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Lawmakers last year approved the creation of a state minimum wage of $10 this year and $12 in 2022, but Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed it.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to further study a similar House bill it had held from last year. But Democrats plan to continue pushing the issue, arguing that they have a better shot given that the minimum wage just increased in three other New England states.

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