The New Jersey State Assembly will not vote on raising the minimum wage or the legalization of marijuana on Monday, according to an Assembly source with knowledge of the meeting who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Since next week is the final Assembly voting session for the year, any consideration of the $15 per hour minimum wage or legalized weed will be pushed off until next year.
Gov. Phil Murphy spent nearly two hours in a “cordial” private meeting with Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin today. It’s the first time the three have spoken in about two months.
Sources from both sides confirm that significant progress was made on minimum wage. One source said Murphy and the legislative leaders are close, but negotiations are still not complete.
The three Democrats continued their dialogue on marijuana, but they are not ready to move any proposal forward.
There is no agreement between Murphy and the Legislature on a proposed constitutional amendment to change the way New Jersey legislative districts are drawn.