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Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Governor Chris Christie
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NJ Minimum Wage Bill Advances With Chris Christie In The Mix [VIDEO/POLL]

The Assembly Labor Committee has approved a bill boosting New Jersey's minimum wage to $8.50 an hour.

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Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
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Reaction To Minimum Wage Approval

Legislation to increase New Jersey's hourly minimum wage to $8.50 and require the rate to then be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index was approved Thursday afternoon by the Assembly Labor Committee by a vote of 6-2-1.  Read reaction from those for and against the bill.

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Sheila Oliver interview
Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D) (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media)
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NJ Minimum Wage Bill Clears Assembly Panel [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Legislation to increase New Jersey's hourly minimum wage to $8.50 and require the rate to then be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index was approved this afternoon by the Assembly Labor Committee by a vote of 6-2-1. The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

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The Labor Committee debates the minimum wage increase.
The Labor Committee debates the minimum wage increase. (Dino Flammia)
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Assembly Debates Minimum Wage

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver says she's willing to work with Gov. Chris Christie and other lawmakers to get a minimum wage increase signed into law.

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Dino Flammia, Townsqure Media
Dino Flammia, Townsqure Media
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Governor Christie To NJ Democrats: Include Me In Minimum Wage Talks [VIDEO]

The Assembly Labor Committee considers a bill today that would raise the minimum wage in New Jersey from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour.

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Gov Christie’s Town Hall: Video Recap

Governor Chris Christie held another Town Hall Wednesday. The location this time was the gymnasium at Palisades Park High School.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images
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A Hike In Jersey’s Minimum Wage Is Considered By Assembly Committee [AUDIO]

The Assembly Labor Committee considers a measure tomorrow that would boost the state minimum wage from 7-25 to 8-50 an hour, and would require annual adjustments in the minimum wage based on the Consumer Price Index.

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Senator Steve Sweeney
Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ
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Senate President Sweeney’s New Zeal for Same-Sex Marriage

Popular political wisdom holds that the Legislative Democrats are scheming to put Governor Christie in the political corner by loudly clamoring for Same-sex Marriage and increased Minimum Wage. The governor is considered to be opposed to both. And so if he thwarts passage of either, he can be painted as being so far-Right a conservative that he is

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State Senate President Steve Sweeney
Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media
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Top Democrats Uniting On Their Key Issues [AUDIO]

During the first two years of Governor Chris Christie's Administration leading Democrats in the legislature didn't always agree with one another on policies and proposals.

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State Senate President Steve Sweeney
Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media
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Dem Leaders To Push For Minimum Wage Hike

People who are either for or against raising New Jersey's minimum wage are looking to sway public opinion before the issue is debated in the Legislature.

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