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New Jersey Lawmakers Pass $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Jan. 31, 2019, 9:25 PM

New Jersey lawmakers on Jan. 31 approved legislation that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2024.

Gov. Phil Murphy (D), who has been stumping with lawmakers for the proposal since they jointly announced it Jan. 17, is expected to sign the bill (A-15/S-15).

If signed, New Jersey would become the fourth state after California, New York, and Massachusetts to establish a $15 minimum wage.

Several Republican lawmakers spoke out against the measure, saying it would hurt small businesses and the agriculture industry, cause the prices of goods to go up, and make it difficult for...

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