Ready to Wage War Over Raising New Jersey's Minimum Wage
Backers contend people can't live on $7.25 an hour while foes argue hike to $8.25 would hurt business, eliminate jobs.
Ready to Wage War Over Raising New Jersey’s Minimum Wage
The first salvos have been fired in the battle over November’s public vote on whether to approve a constitutional amendment raising the minimum wage. The campaign is expected to be intense but whether national groups on either side of the question will enter it in a big way is still unknown.
That’s because there is a lack of precedent, both at the state and the national level, for the kind of public question being put before New Jersey voters and because the campaign-finance landscape has changed drastically since six states held special votes on their minimum wages in 2006.
What is clear, however, is that both sides of the issue plan to take a vigorous approach to getting their message out.