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NJ Minimum Wage Hike A Political Football [AUDIO]

Late last month as most people expected, Governor Chris Christie refused to sign a bill which would have increased the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 and would've tied future increases to the rate of inflation every year. Instead, Christie conditionally vetoed the bill and offered what he calls a responsible compromise. Tomorrow, Democrats move ahead full-steam with their plan to let voters decide the issue.

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Minimum Wage Bill Veto – Is FEMA Shortchanging Us – WTC Racist Graffiti – Tonight’s Late Show

Here’s what’s coming up tonight at 11, on New Jersey’s only ALL LIVE, ALL LOCAL, ALL NIGHT SHOW …with me, Ray Rossi, just a guy with a microphone, a transmitter; and an internet connection.

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Partisans React To Christie’s Minimum Wage Hike Veto [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]

As most expected, Governor Chris Christie did not sign a bill which would have increased the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 and would've tied future increases to the rate of inflation every year. Instead, Christie conditionally vetoed the bill and offered what he calls a responsible compromise.

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Governor Chris Christie holds press conference about the delay in Hurricane Sandy relief
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Christie Rejects Minimum Wage Hike

Governor Chris Christie today conditionally vetoed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $8.50 per hour and index it to rise automatically with the cost of living every year.

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NJ Assembly Approves Minimum Wage Hike Measure [AUDIO]

New Jersey voters may have the final say on whether the state's minimum hourly wage should be raised from $7.25 an hour to $8.25, now that the General Assembly has approved a measure sponsored by Speaker Sheila Oliver and Assembly members Tim Eustace and Grace Spencer to put the question directly before registered voters at the next general election.

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Government Coalition Debates Minimum Wage
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Chris Christie Gets Minimum Wage Hike Bill

Legislation to increase New Jersey's hourly minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 and require the rate to then be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index received final legislative approval on today by a vote of 44-31-1.

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Bartenders, waitresses and other tipped workers could see minimum wage increase.
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NJ Senate Passes Minimum Wage Hike Bill

After roughly two hours of debate, the full State Senate today passed a bill to hike the state's minimum wage now and tie automatic yearly adjustments to the Consumer Price Index. The bill would raise the minimum wage by $1.25 to $8.50 per hour, but it could be headed for a veto by Governor Chris Christie.

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Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Speaker Sheila Oliver
Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Speaker Sheila Oliver (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJ Senate Expected To Pass Minimum Wage Hike Measures Today [AUDIO]

Today, the full State Senate is expected to get the ball rolling on a two-pronged attack to increase New Jersey's minimum wage and have it adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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NJ Minimum Wage Bill Advances [AUDIO]

The State Senate Budget Committee has approved a bill to increase New Jersey's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 and then have it adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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Government Coalition Debates Minimum Wage
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NJ Minimum Wage Bill Advances

Senate Democrats have advanced a bill increasing New Jersey's minimum wage to $8.50 per hour.

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