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(TRENTON) - An Assembly committee on Monday approved a measure sponsored by Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer to ask New Jersey voters to authorize raising the state's hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25.
"With the worst recession in a generation still being felt across the nation, we are focused on getting New Jersey's economy going again while helping working families make ends meet. Raising the minimum wage helps us do both," said Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic). "Families are relying on low-wage jobs more than ever. A stronger minimum wage will help restore the consumer spending that powers our economy and that local businesses need in order to grow. A robust minimum wage is a key building block of sustainable economic recovery. The time for economic rebound is now, not later."
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