Several bills address the minimum wage this legislative season, including one to increase it gradually and exclude workers under age eighteen – a provision some say could bolster bipartisan support. But concerns remain about unintended consequences, especially among small businesses owners.
- Rep. Ed Butler, Democrat from Harts Location, and sponsor of a bill that would raise the minimum wage gradually. He is also the owner of the Notchland Inn in Harts Location.
- Sen. Andy Sanborn, Republican from Bedford and owner of the Draft Restaurant in Concord.
- Bob Sanders, staff writer for the New Hampshire Business Review.
Also joining us is Rep. Jackie Cilley, a Democrat from Barrington. She has proposed several wage-related bills, including one that would increase the minimum wage of tipped workers.