CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed the first hike in the state minimum wage in 12 years on Friday, insisting it would lead to “lost jobs, cut hours and less money in the pockets of hard working Granite Staters.”

The two-term governor highlighted opposition to this hike from an independent business lobby along with the group representing the hospitality industry that objected to how this wage increase would impact tipped employees.

“Advocates of SB 10 seem to think that the government can raise the price of labor without reducing the amount of workers that will be hired,” Sununu began in his veto message released late Friday afternoon.

“I will not be the governor that signs a bill that

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