ELECTION 2013 – NJ Raises Its Minimum Wage Despite Christie’s Opposition
Matt | On 06, Nov 2013
Minimum wage workers had somewhat of a reason to celebrate on Tuesday evening. In New Jersey, voters overrode Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a minimum wage increase.
The base pay rate in The Garden State will now increase from $7.25 to $8.25 per hour. The vote also makes a change to the state Constitution to force future increases to be tied to inflation. The measure won by an astounding 61 to 39 percent vote margin.
In an ironic bit of news, Gov. Christie was re-elected to his post despite his push-back on the minimum wage increase. How can he oppose a minimum wage increase while still winning so effectively? If New Jersey voters like it, I love it I guess….
I’m just glad to see the minimum wage go up because I feel that all working people should have a shot at more money for hard work. That’s how many of the leading richest entrepreneurs think. So why not make that opportunity available for the working poor?
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Do you support increases, whether statewide or nationally, in the minimum wage rate? Why or why not?