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Backers of N.J. wage increase cheer voters' approval

TRENTON A day after voters said yes to raising the state's minimum wage to $8.25 an hour, along with automatic cost-of-living increases, supporters cheered the measure's passage Wednesday, with Senate President Stephen Sweeney blasting business groups for opposing it.

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Business Owners React to NJ Minimum Wage Hike

Here’s one businessman who’s happy to pay his employees $1 an hour more after voters last night overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage. Starting Jan. 1, workers will see those wages increase from $7.25 to $8.25 an hour.

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Sweeney begins post-election victory lap in Trenton

TRENTON — A buoyant Senate President Stephen Sweeney – fresh from successfully defending his Democratic majority without a loss and putting in place a minimum wage increase – is taking a victory lap today.

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Steve Sweeney takes victory lap after Democratic lawmakers withstand “tidal wave”

Senate President Stephen Sweeney is engaging in a bit of a victory lap today, one day after his Democratic caucus retained its 24-16 majority in the Senate despite Gov. Chris Christie’s landslide re-election.

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Editorial: 'Yes' on New Jersey wage increase question

Working people at the bottom of the ladder in New Jersey need a raise.

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Workers' Wages on Ballot in N.J.

Voters to Decide on Whether to Allow Increase Now and Annual Raises Tied to Inflation

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NJ voters asked to raise minimum wage to $8.25

TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey voters are being asked in Tuesday’s election whether to raise the state’s minimum wage by $1, to $8.25 per hour, and allow automatic cost-of-living increases. The Democrat-led Legislature decided to put the question to a public vote after reaching a stalemate with Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the wage increase.

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Debate over N.J. minimum wage in Tuesday's election

Increasing New Jersey's minimum wage now and through annual cost-of-living raises will help workers and boost the economy. Or it will force businesses to increase prices and cut hours, hurting consumers and workers.

Increasing New Jersey's minimum wage now and through annual cost-of-living raises will help workers and boost the economy. Or it will force businesses to increase prices and cut hours, hurting consumers and workers.Increasing New Jersey's minimum wage now and through annual cost-of-living raises will help workers and boost the economy. Or it will force businesses to increase prices and cut hours, hurting consumers and workers.
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Add a Dollar an Hour in New Jersey

Ideally, Congress would raise the federal minimum wage above the paltry $7.25 an hour. But since there is little chance of that happening soon, it is up to the states to provide relief for low-wage workers. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have so far increased the minimum wage above the federal level. Tuesday will be New Jersey’s chance to do the same.

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Working two jobs for $450 per week

NJ voters will decide fate of minimum wage increase

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