By Paula Tracy, InDepthNH.org
The House of Representatives passed a bill that freezes the minimum wage for tipped employees, addressed several bills related to the state’s workforce housing crisis, and tackled an issue of municipal tax caps, during its second day of voting at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford.
The House also amended Senate Bill 103 to include language similar to House Bill 177, a bill relative to protecting state parks from landfills.
It voted 201-171 to pass an amended version of Senate Bill 137, which would freeze the minimum wage for tipped employees at $3.27 per hour. Supporters said that with tips, the wage is much higher and the Republican-backed Labor committee recommended its passage.
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