HB 133 repeals the New Hampshire minimum wage law, which has been on the books since 1949.
One line that the dishonest GOP spin doctors are using is, “A state minimum wage creates the possibility of having a state standard higher than the federal minimum wage, and that would kill jobs.” This is dishonest because the GOP majority in the US Congress has voted to eliminate the federal minimum wage, too.
Republicans simply want to ensure that bosses can cut wages as low as possible.
I’m interested in Lynch’s veto strategy. This bill passed the House by 239-106, the Senate by 19-5. That means the Republicans may have enough votes to override the veto.
But, among other things, this forces O’Brien to use up some chits on another vote.