A new study by the Center for Economic and Research Policy shows that job growth in states that have increased their minimum wage this year is far more robust when compared to states that did not hike the minimum wage.
It wasn’t long ago that Senate President Steve Sweeney was praising the New Jersey voters in favoring a hike in the minimum wage at the polls – raising it from 7.25 to 8.25 an hour with yearly adjustments based on the Consumer Price Index
Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state's ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage -- and to accuse Republicans who oppose that step in Michigan and in Congress of standing in the way of prosperity for millions of Americans.
New Jersey's minimum wage for tipped employees has remained unchanged for more than two decades, at $2.13 an hour. A group of Garden State lawmakers wants to give these workers a raise, but they're meeting with resistance.
Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage push that Democrats hope will appeal to economically squeezed voters in November's midterm elections.
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