CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A House committee is holding a hearing on a bill to raise New Hampshire's minimum wage above the federal rate of $7.25 an hour.
The Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $8.25 an hour next year and to $9 in 2016.
The Legislature eliminated the state's minimum wage law in 2011, which means the federal minimum wage is the state's minimum.
Last year, the Legislature rejected a measure to restore the state wage.
Even if the bill passes the Democratically controlled House, its chances of passing the Republican-led Senate are slim.
Gov. Maggie Hassan supports the bill.