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(TRENTON) - New Jersey voters may have the final say on whether the state's minimum hourly wage should be raised to $8.25, after the General Assembly on Monday approved a measure sponsored by Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer to put the question directly before registered voters at the next general election.
The resolution was put forth as a proactive measure in case the governor decides to veto legislation (A-2162) which proposes increase the minimum wage to $8.50. The resolution puts the question of raising the minimum hourly wage in New Jersey right before the voters via a referendum.
The bill was approved 46-29-1. If it is also approved again next year by the Assembly by a majority vote, it can go on the November 2013 ballot for voter consideration.
The resolution is one of several legislative measures being pushed by Democrats in the Assembly to spur job creation and jumpstart economic recovery in the state.
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