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By James Sverapa IV | February 22nd, 2013 - 6:01pm
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Assembly Democrats News Release

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Spencer, Eustace & Speaker Oliver on Final Approval of Constitutional Amendment to Increase Minimum Wage in NJ

Minimum Wage Increase Put in Voters Hands Following Gov. Christie's Veto

(TRENTON) - Assembly members L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex), Timothy J. Eustace, D.C. (D-Bergen), and Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) issued a multimedia package Friday in which they discuss their legislation to put the fate of a minimum wage increase in the hands of New Jersey voters this November.

The measure (SCR-1) was initially put forth as a proactive measure in case Gov. Christie decided to veto legislation (A-2162) to increase the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour. The governor conditionally vetoed that bill last month.

The resolution puts the question of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey before the voters via a referendum placed on the November 2013 ballot for consideration. It is one of several legislative measures being pushed by Democrats in the Assembly to spur job creation and jumpstart economic recovery in the state.

The multimedia package consists of a video of comments from the members and audio and a transcript of same.

The video can be accessed directly via our website - www.assemblydems.com - or by clicking here.

To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.

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