State of New Hampshire secondary Archives: on Jobs


Chris Sununu: A supporter of right to work, supported proposed bills

Q: Support "right- to-work" laws, eliminating unions' ability to mandate dues for workers they represent?

Chris Sununu: Yes. "A supporter of right to work," has supported statewide right-to-work bills that have not passed.

Dan Feltes: No. Voted to kill "right-to-work" bill introduced in the New Hampshire Senate.

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race Nov 3, 2020

Chris Sununu: Vetoed minimum wage bill

Q: Raise state hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Chris Sununu: No. Vetoed minimum-wage bill. "If you start pushing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, something has to give."

Dan Feltes: Yes. Raise to $15 over time. "States that have raised minimum wages to $15 an hour have seen their economies grow and thrive."

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race Nov 3, 2020

Dan Feltes: Voted to kill right to work bill in NH Senate

Q: Support "right- to-work" laws, eliminating unions' ability to mandate dues for workers they represent?

Dan Feltes: No. Voted to kill "right-to-work" bill introduced in the New Hampshire Senate.

Chris Sununu: Yes. "A supporter of right to work," has supported statewide right-to-work bills that have not passed.

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race Nov 3, 2020

Dan Feltes: Raise minimum wage to $15 over time

Q: Raise state hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Dan Feltes: Yes. Raise to $15 over time. "States that have raised minimum wages to $15 an hour have seen their economies grow and thrive."

Chris Sununu: No. Vetoed minimum-wage bill. "If you start pushing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, something has to give."

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race Nov 3, 2020

Corky Messner: There should be no federal minimum wage; leave to states

Q: Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25/hour?

Corky Messner: No. "This is a state issue; there should be no federal minimum wage."

Jeanne Shaheen: Yes. Has supported Raise the Wage Act "so that we can help lift families out of poverty and improve our economy."

Source: CampusElect survey of 2020 New Hampshire Senate race Sep 30, 2020

Jeanne Shaheen: Supported Raise the Wage Act to improve economy

Q: Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25/hour?

Jeanne Shaheen: Yes. Has supported Raise the Wage Act "so that we can help lift families out of poverty and improve our economy."

Corky Messner: No. "This is a state issue; there should be no federal minimum wage."

Source: CampusElect survey of 2020 New Hampshire Senate race Sep 30, 2020

Bill Weld: In-state training for displaced workers, including on-line

What are we going to do about the fact that 25% of all the jobs in the United States today won't exist in 15 years? The old jobs will be replaced by new and different jobs, but the problem is that today's workers don't yet possess the skill sets that the replacement jobs will require. This truly is a national emergency.

The skills required by the new jobs correspond roughly to the skills now taught in the first two years of post-secondary education, or the community college level. We should adjust our budget priorities to cover the cost of in-state tuition for those displaced workers, as we did for our returning veterans under the G.I. Bill. To cut down on room and board expense, we should encourage and embrace on-line education. It has now been proved that distance learning is as effective as learning in a bricks and mortar classroom, so we should take advantage of that.

Source: Speech in New Hampshire by 2020 presidential hopefuls Feb 15, 2019

Andy Martin: Minimum wage but NOT intended as living wage

On Minimum Wage: I separate slightly from other Republican candidates (one of whom may employ minimum wage workers). I started as a minimum wage worker in high school and it seemed like a fair system to me at the time. The minimum wage is NOT intended to be a living wage or a "raise a family" wage. For that, we have to rely on a growing economy.
Source: WMUR.com on 2020 New Hampshire Senate race Nov 1, 2018

Molly Kelly: Recognize and value the contributions of older workers

I'm running for governor to build a New Hampshire that works for everyone by championing policies that will help ensure economic security for all. Help meet our state's workforce needs by ensuring that companies recognize and value the contributions of older workers; and reinstate net neutrality on the state level to provide a free, open internet for everyone, including our small businesses.
Source: 2018 New Hampshire Governor campaign website MollyKelly.com Oct 9, 2018

Molly Kelly: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour

As governor, I will: Increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour and index it to inflation so that families don't continually get left behind.
Source: 2018 New Hampshire Governor campaign website MollyKelly.com Oct 9, 2018

Jilletta Jarvis: Reduce occupational license requirements

Best Way to Create Jobs: Remove occupational license requirements for any job that does not pose a public safety threat. Allow doctors who are licensed in other states and have no negative history on file to practice without re-licensing. I'm proposing a 5 year tax ramp-up period for new small businesses so they have a chance to become successful.
Source: WMUR Manchester on 2018 New Hampshire gubernatorial race Aug 20, 2018

Jim Rubens: Enforce that all employers use E-Verify system

Kelly Ayotte swore during her 2010 campaign that she would oppose amnesty. She then broke her promise and voted for the Gang of 8 amnesty - open borders - jobs for foreigners bill.
Source: 2016 New Hampshire Senate campaign website JimRubens.com Apr 1, 2016

Maggie Hassan: Restore and improve the state's minimum wage

The Governor will keep fighting to restore and improve the state's minimum wage: expanding opportunity and helping our economy by putting more money in the pockets of hard-working Granite Staters of all ages.

Governor Hassan signed into law the New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure women receive equal pay for an equal day's work.

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2014 New Hampshire Gubernatorial incumbents Oct 30, 2014

Jeanne Shaheen: Extend unemployment benefits & childcare tax credit

She is a cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act and cosponsored the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

She has introduced legislation to expand the childcare tax credit to help working families cope with the rising cost of child care.

Jeanne fought for the creation of the Manchester Job Corps Center and is a leading advocate for attracting students to STEM careers.

Jeanne took on the Senate Majority Leader when he excluded New Hampshire workers in his proposal to extend unemployment benefits

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2020 New Hampshire Senate race Oct 24, 2014

Scott Brown: My job is to let businesses create jobs

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), now a U.S. Senate candidate in New Hampshire, said that his job isn't to create jobs. That's for other Americans. Instead, he said, his job is to get the government out of the way.

Brown made the comments at a town hall in Hudson, New Hampshire on Wednesday. The comments were flagged by the opposition research shop American Bridge 21st Century. His comments were in response to a question about what he would to do bring jobs to New Hampshire.

"Here's the thing, people say, what are you going to do to create jobs? I am not going to create one job, it is not my job to create jobs. It's yours," Brown said. "My job is to make sure that government stays out of your way so that you can actually grow and expand. ObamaCare's a great example. The number one job inhibitor is ObamaCare.

Source: TalkingPointsMemo.com blog: 2014 New Hampshire Senate race Sep 3, 2014

Mitt Romney: Tie government union wages to private sector wages

Q: What positive contributions do labor unions provide in this country?

ROMNEY: Well, the carpenters union, for instance, trains their workers to be more effective on the job, and when they compete against non-union workers, why they do that on a fair basis. If that happens, that's a positive contribution. But let me just say this with regards to unions: Right-to-work legislation makes a lot of sense for New Hampshire and for the nation. But also, let's not forget the government unions and the impact they're having. If we're going to finally pull back the extraordinary political power government unions are exerting in this country, we're going to have to say that people who work for the government, government workers, should have their compensation tied to that which exists in the private sector. People who are government servants, public servants, should not be paid more than the taxpayers who are paying for it.

Source: Meet the Press 2012 GOP New Hampshire debate Jan 8, 2012

Rick Perry: Repeal national right-to-work law; let states decide

Q: The "right to work" outlaws mandatory union membership. You've spoken about having states pass state laws; what about on the federal level?

PERRY: Actually, it is a federal issue, and it's a federal issue because of the law that was passed that forces the states to make a decision about whether or not they're going to be right to work. So Jim DeMint's legislation, I would support that of repealing that legislation that forces states to make that decision to be a right to work rather than all of this country being right to work. Listen, I'm not anti-union, I'm pro-job. The Obama administration's attack on job creation is by taxes and regulation--[we should] pull those regulations since 2008, and test them all for do they create jobs or do they kill jobs. And if they kill jobs, you throw them out. I'm a right to work guy. I come from a right to work state, and I will tell you, if N.H. wants to become the magnet for job creation in the Northeast, you pass that right to work legislation.

Source: Meet the Press 2012 GOP New Hampshire debate Jan 8, 2012

Rick Santorum: Unions are good community members but we need right-to-work

Q: [to Perry]: Do you support "right to work" laws on the federal level?

PERRY: Actually, it's a federal issue because of the law that was passed that forces the states to make a decision about whether or not they're going to be right to work. I'm a right to work guy.

SANTORUM: I have signed a pledge that I would support a national right to work. When I was a senator from Pennsylvania, I didn't vote for it because Pennsylvania's not a right to work state, and I didn't want to vote for a law that would change the law in Pennsylvania, number one. Number two, what can unions do? They can do training. They also do a lot in the community. I work with a lot of labor unions in Philadelphia and other places to do a lot of community involvement work and they try to participate as good members of the community like the business does.

Source: Meet the Press 2012 GOP New Hampshire debate Jan 8, 2012

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