NJ Constitutional Wage Hike Could Go Too Far, Attys Say

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 8:44 PM EST) -- Now that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation boosting the state's minimum wage, Democrats are poised to push for a constitutional amendment that would accomplish nearly the same goals, though some attorneys caution it would be a rare example of using the state constitution for policymaking and make it harder to address unexpected economic changes.

Christie on Monday conditionally vetoed a bill that would have increased the minimum hourly wage to $8.50 and provided future increases based on the Consumer Price Index, but the...
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