Senate Democrats campaigned on our Granite State Opportunity Plan, and we have fought day in and day out to build an economy that works for everyone and ensures every Granite Stater has the opportunities they need to succeed – and that starts with a good job.
This session we have led the way to address important issues facing New Hampshire’s working families, including efforts to strengthen workers compensation coverage, like Senate bills 99 and 151, and improve access to unemployment benefits, like SB 146. Working with our House colleagues, we passed SB 271 to require that workers are being paid the prevailing wages on state-funded public works projects – an initiative proven to keep taxpayer dollars in-state to benefit local workers, local companies and local economies.
Unfortunately, time and again we’ve faced one obstacle. From minimum wage to paid leave, Gov. Chris Sununu is holding New Hampshire back from making progress on critical issues important to hard-working Granite Staters.