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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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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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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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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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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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NJ Democrats Rebuff GOP Attempt to Weaken Minimum Wage Bill

Senate Democrats have quashed an amendment to a minimum-wage bill that would have delayed the increase and cancelled automatic yearly adjustments.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, and Governor Chris Christie
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NJ Democrats Strike Deal On Minimum Wage Increase Strategy [AUDIO]

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and State Senate President Steve Sweeney have reached an agreement on a two-pronged strategy to increase New Jersey's minimum wage and have it adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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NJ Senate Boss Lays Out Vision For The Future [AUDIO]

Last week, Chris Christie laid out his plan for the rest of the year. Now, the man who may run against him for Governor next year has done the same thing.

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NJ Voters Could Be Asked To Hike The Minimum Wage [AUDIO]

State Senate President Steve Sweeney says he's been told by Governor Chris Christie that he will not support an increase in the state's minimum wage if annual adjustments are tied to the rate of inflation.

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