Democratic Research Aide: Nicole A. Brown
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Prieto, Wisniewski, Schaer & Tucker Bill to Phase-Up NJ's Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski, Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer and Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker to phase-in an increase in the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour was approved 42-30-1 Thursday by the Assembly.
"This is an integral component in our efforts to stop the decline in the middle class and lift working families out of poverty," said Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "The constitutional minimum wage that we established a few years ago set a floor, not a ceiling. We must ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their labor. We now need to strive for better to reverse the poverty trend in this state..."