Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Heads To NJ Voters

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 8:30 PM EST) -- New Jersey voters will now decide whether to amend the state constitution to boost the state's minimum wage to $8.25 per hour and provide annual cost-of-living increases following final legislative approval of the measure on Thursday.

In a 46-31 vote, Democratic lawmakers in the state Assembly defied Gov. Chris Christie's veto last month of legislation that would have hiked the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour and hitched future increases to the Consumer Price Index. The current rate in New Jersey is $7.25, which is also...
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