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$15 Minimum Wage Would Mean Pumping Own Gas in New Jersey: Lt. Gov.

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    MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 15: Gas is pumped into a vehicle September 15, 2008 in Miami, Florida. Gasoline prices rose nearly 5 cents a gallon Monday, bringing the total increase in the three days since Hurricane Ike slammed into Texas to almost 17 cents, according to a nationwide survey. The average price of unleaded regular rose 4.7 cents to $3.842 a gallon, according to the survey released by motorist group AAA. That followed increases of 5.8 cents Saturday and 6.2 cents Sunday, which was the biggest one-day spike since after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 . (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has said passage of a $15 minimum wage in the state could potentially lead to residents needing to pump their own gas.

    The Record reports the Republican and New Jersey's second-in-command made the comments Wednesday while addressing a gas station lobbying group.

    Guadagno said a $15 minimum wage would force more businesses to follow the lead of McDonalds, which recently announced plans to install touchscreen ordering kiosks at its franchises to serve more customers with fewer workers. 2017 USPS Stamps2017 USPS Stamps

    New Jersey's minimum wage currently sits at $8.38 an hour. Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a measure in August that would've increased the state's minimum wage to $15 by 2021.

    New Jersey and Oregon are the only states in the country that prohibit self-service at gas stations.

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