NJ Senate Panel Clears Minimum Wage Hike

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate panel on Monday passed a measure that would have voters decide on a constitutional amendment to boost the state's minimum wage by $1 and provide future increases tied to the Consumer Price Index.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney said during the nearly three-hour Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing that his proposal would “remove politicians from the process forever” and that a constitutional amendment was necessary because Gov. Chris Christie has vowed to veto any minimum wage legislation that includes annual cost of living...
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