State of New Hampshire Archives: on Jobs


Mark Connolly: Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work

Source: 2016 N.H. Gubernatorial campaign website MarkConnollyNH.com Aug 31, 2016

Colin Van Ostern: Raise minimum wage to $12 an hour from $7.25

All three candidates support a higher state minimum wage, which is currently at the federal rate of $7.25 an hour. Connolly called for a $10.50 rate in 2017, while Van Ostern said $12 an hour "would be a good place to start." Marchand proposed a "double digit" minimum wage.
Source: Portsmouth-Herald on 2016 N.H. Gubernatorial debate Jul 11, 2016

Mark Connolly: Raise minimum wage to $10.50 an hour from $7.25

All three candidates support a higher state minimum wage, which is currently at the federal rate of $7.25 an hour. Connolly called for a $10.50 rate in 2017, while Van Ostern said $12 an hour "would be a good place to start." Marchand proposed a "double digit" minimum wage.
Source: Portsmouth-Herald on 2016 N.H. Gubernatorial debate Jul 11, 2016

Derek Dextraze: Hire whoever is best, without affirmative action

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Legally require hiring more women/minorities?"

A: Oppose - I think they should hire who's best for the job.

Source: Email interview: 2016 N.H. gubernatorial race by OnTheIssues Mar 14, 2016

Maggie Hassan: Keep collective bargaining; oppose right-to-work laws

Maggie understands that workers are the backbone of our economy. In the Senate, she recognized the needs of our working families, by increasing the minimum wage, supporting collective bargaining rights, and creating programs like New Hampshire Working to keep workers and businesses going during tough economic times.

Maggie opposes any effort to repeal collective bargaining and so-called right to work legislation.

Source: N.H. Governor 2012 campaign website, maggiehassan.com Nov 6, 2012

Maggie Hassan: Bring one well-regulated, high-end casino to NH

Maggie supports bringing one well-regulated, high-end casino to the Granite State because it could help our state create jobs, capture revenue that would otherwise be spent in other states, and help New Hampshire fund education and other essential state services. She believes that New Hampshire can develop a casino plan that will protect our brand as a family friendly state with a great outdoor economy.

Given that Massachusetts is planning to build several casinos, Maggie believes that New Hampshire should move forward with its own plan to maintain revenue. In order to ensure that New Hampshire taxpayers get the best deal possible, Maggie Hassan believes that any gaming license should only be awarded through a competitive bidding process.

Source: N.H. Governor 2012 campaign website, maggiehassan.com Nov 6, 2012

Kelly Ayotte: Government won't create jobs; it's our small businesses

As for the controversial stimulus spending that supporters argue kept a recession from becoming a depression, Ayotte believes the government's role should be one of support through pro-growth policies and lower taxes. "It's not the government that's going to create jobs in this country, it's our small businesses. It's the private sector," said Ayotte. "Many of the so-called jobs that were created under the stimulus were essentially temporary jobs, government jobs, not private sector growth."

Hodes defended the spending and argued the stimulus funds created needed jobs for teachers, fire fighters and police officers. "It was certainly necessary to stabilize our economy that was in absolute free fall," said Hodes. "At the time the recovery act was passed we'd lost almost 4 million jobs, the financial markets were locked, the economy was in a free fall."

Source: Fox News coverage of 2010 N.H. Senate debate Sep 23, 2010

Kelly Ayotte: No minimum wage increase; no card-check; no mandatory leave

Hodes endorsed raising the minimum wage to include increases in cost-of-living, giving unions the option of organizing by collecting names of supporters rather than through a secret ballot vote and mandating employers offer paid sick leave to their workers.

Ayotte opposed all three proposed changes in federal labor laws.

Source: Nashua Telegraph coverage of 2010 N.H. Senate debate Sep 23, 2010

Paul Hodes: Raise minimum wage & index to cost-of-living

Hodes endorsed raising the minimum wage to include increases in cost-of-living, giving unions the option of organizing by collecting names of supporters rather than through a secret ballot vote and mandating employers offer paid sick leave to their workers.

Ayotte opposed all three proposed changes in federal labor laws.

Source: Nashua Telegraph coverage of 2010 N.H. Senate debate Sep 23, 2010

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