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*** THURSDAY ASSEMBLY SESSION ***
Final Approval for Minimum Wage Ballot Question, Sandy Relief Funding Oversight, Restoring Tax Credit for Working Poor & Extending Subpoena Power over Port Authority Highlight Thursday Assembly Voting Session Agenda
Rejecting Christie School Funding Changes, Job Creation Measures, Banning Retailers from Imposing Payment Card Surcharges & Supporting Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act Also on Tap
(TRENTON) – Final approval for a measure giving New Jersey voters the final say on whether the state’s minimum hourly wage should be raised to $8.25 with annual adjustments for inflation, bills imposing oversight on Sandy relief funding, legislation restoring a tax credit for the working poor slashed by Gov. Christie and a resolution extending subpoena power over the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey top Thursday’s Assembly voting session agenda.
Rejecting the governor’s proposed school funding changes, additional job creation measures, banning retailers from imposing payment card surcharges and condemning the failure of the House Majority Leadership to take action to reauthorize the federal Violence Against Women Act are also on tap...
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