NJ Lawmakers To Pursue Minimum Wage Bill, Not Amendment

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 3:57 PM EST) -- Resolving a clash over how New Jersey should increase its minimum wage, state Senate leaders have agreed to shelve a proposed constitutional amendment and instead advance an Assembly-approved bill that increases the rate to $8.50 and requires annual adjustments based on Consumer Price Index increases.

Lawmakers would move forward with the constitutional amendment — which would increase the minimum wage to $8.25 and also provide CPI-based increases — if Gov. Chris Christie vetoes the other bill, a Senate spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Democrats, who control both houses,...
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