NJ Senate Votes to Increase Min. Wage to $8.50

The Senate approved the measure Thursday by a party-line 23-16 vote

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012  |  Updated 4:40 PM EDT
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NJ Senate Votes to Increase Min. Wage to $8.50

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New Jersey's state Senate has passed a bill to hike the state's minimum wage now and tie automatic yearly adjustments to the Consumer Price Index.
 
The Senate approved the measure Thursday by a party-line 23-16 vote.

  The bill would raise the minimum wage by $1.25 to $8.50 per hour.
 
The bill could be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
 
The Democrat-led Senate is prepared for a veto and also passed a measure to put the automatic yearly adjustments on the ballot as a constitutional amendment.
 

 


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