Statements following signing of minimum wage legislation

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation today that will raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.  It's noteworthy that Murphy's press release included comment from Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin -- both sponsors of the bill -- as well as the state's two U.S. Senators, the Lt. Governor, and six of the eleven Democrats in the New Jersey House delegation. GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY

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

Corrado could take or leave Addiego’s old leadership post

State Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa) isn’t angling to replace State Sen. Dawn Addiego (D-Evesham) as deputy minority whip after the latter's defection to the Democratic party, but she’ll take the role if it comes to her. “I don't really want to comment on it,” Corrado said when asked if she was interested in the leadership position. “Nobody's talked to me about it, so if it happens, that's wonderful. If not,

NJ Working Families praises minimum wage deal

NJ Working Families Alliance Executive Director Analilia Mejia on Thursday praised the $15/hour minimum wage deal reached by Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. “This is a huge victory for close to million New Jerseyans who will now be able to cover the basics and support their families. We commend Gov. Murphy and legislative leadership for taking action and securing greater economic justice for

Lawmakers announce $15/hour minimum wage deal

Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced an agreement on a $15 minimum wage bill Thursday. “No one working a full-time job should ever live in poverty,” Murphy said. “Putting the minimum wage on a clear and responsible path to $15/hour is good for workers, good for our businesses, and good for our economy. A higher minimum wage strengthens all of New Jersey. I