NJ Voters Approve Minimum Wage Hike

Law360, Philadelphia (November 5, 2013, 10:25 PM EST) -- New Jersey residents voted Tuesday to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 starting in January, approving a constitutional amendment that also will tie future increases to rises in the cost of living.

Gov. Chris Christie, who was easily re-elected, had earlier vetoed legislation to bump up the minimum wage, but legislators in the Democratic-controlled state Senate and General Assembly responded by approving the resolution calling for the constitutional amendment. This allowed them to bypass the Republican governor and take the matter directly to...
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