We’ve got 3 dimensions of the nation minimum wage debate to report to you this week and each coming from a different east coast state. First, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu stayed true to his word when he vetoed legislation that would have increased the current state minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. SB 10 would’ve phased the increase in over two steps – the first going to $10/hour effective on January 1, 2020 and the second being a $2/hour jump effective on January 1, 2022. It is unclear whether NH democrat legislators will have enough votes to override the Governor’s veto. In Florida, it’s reported that the firm of attorney John Morgan, who is leading the charge to place a petition on the 2020 ballot, has already contributed over $4.15 million to the effort to increase the current state minimum wage of $8.46 to $15 an hour by September of 2026. Florida For A Fair Wage, the PAC created for the effort, must still get approval from the state Supreme Court of the petition’s wording. They have already submitted almost 511,000 of the 766,000 signatures needed for the petition to get to the ballot. And finally in New York City, we’re starting to see the impact that a $15 minimum wage can have on small businesses. Just 6 months after the minimum wage in the Big Apple reached $15/hour, reports abound of small business owners being forced to cut staff, reduce employee hours or raise prices to meet the increasing labor costs. The same experience is manifesting itself out in Emeryville, California, home of the highest minimum wage in the country at $16.30 an hour.