Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto returns the bill to the Legislature suggesting that lawmakers scale the increase back by 25 cents, to $1 per hour and phase in the increase over three years.
Cuomo’s inclusion of the bill in his 2013-14 budget proposal muted some opposition and makes a deal appear to be within reach.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo next week will deliver his third State of the State address, setting an agenda that was set to include gun control and raising the minimum wage.
The New Jersey Legislature on Monday sent a bill to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie that would raise the state’s minimum wage by $1.25, to $8.50 per hour.
The New Jersey Legislature is expected to send Gov. Chris Christie a bill increasing the minimum wage after the Assembly takes a final technical vote on Monday.
The measure passed 23-16 without a single Republican vote in the affirmative.
Advocates for the working poor rallied in Albany Monday, urging state government leaders who are poised to raise their salaries in coming weeks to also raise the minimum wage and replenish food banks for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
The New Jersey State Senate Budget Committee on Monday voted to increase the state’s minimum wage by $1.25 per hour.
The civil complaint alleges that Chrebet paid less than minimum wage and failed to pay overtime at his Social Sports Kitchen in Uniondale, N.Y.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.
The council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto in June to mandate a wage of at least $10 per hour for workers at companies getting $1 million or more in city funding.
Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, who sponsored the bill, said the increase would help thousands of impoverished families make ends meet and would jumpstart local economies
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the proposal to raise the minimum wage won’t happen this year because there is a “broader and deeper divide” over the issue.
The Assembly’s Democratic majority plans to pass its version of the bill Tuesday, but Senate Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos said the measure won’t reach the Senate floor.
The measure would have required any company receiving at least $1 million in city subsidies to pay its employees at least $11.50 an hour or $10 an hour plus benefits.