Legislature passes minimum wage bill

Trenton Democrats sent a $15 minimum wage bill to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk Thursday. Murphy said on Twitter that he intends to sign the bill on Monday. The measure, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 for most workers in the state, passed the Assembly 52-25. “Today, both the Assembly and Senate passed legislation to help working-class families across our state. We are standing up

Sweeney, NJEA agree on Janus

Senate President Steve Sweeney is in rare agreement with a group that spent millions trying to oust him from the legislature last year. Sweeney and the New Jersey Education Association both lamented a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued on Wednesday that forbids public-sector unions from collecting fees from non-union employees for collective bargaining those non-members benefit from. “I'm very disappointed, wasn't surprised,” Sweeney said. “Listen, I'm a labor guy, regardless