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New Jersey Governor Signs $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage Bill

Feb. 4, 2019, 7:25 PM

New Jersey became the latest state to join the march toward a $15 minimum wage when Gov. Phil Murphy signed pay-boosting legislation into law Feb. 4.

“Today, we make our economy both fairer and stronger,” Murphy (D) said at a bill signing ceremony in Elizabeth, N.J., flanked by legislative and community leaders. Murphy called the wage increase a huge step forward for 1.2 million workers in New Jersey, who will see their hourly pay rise from $8.85 to $10 on July 1 and then incrementally to $15 by 2024.

The legislation (A-15/S-15), which took effect immediately upon being signed,...

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