Democrats haven't been shy about criticizing Governor Chris Christie's Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 State Budget proposal. They vow to do more than just complain. The top Democrats in the State Senate and General Assembly are promising to produce a spending plan alternative.
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.
Yesterday, the full General Assembly passed a bill to legalize gay marriage in New Jersey. The State Senate approved the measure on Monday. The fate of the legislation is now in Governor Chris Christie's hands and he's likely holding a veto pen in one of them.
A bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey has been approved by the full General assembly today. The State Senate passed the measure on Monday. Governor Chris Christie is promising to quickly veto the legislation.