NJ Fights for $15

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Assembly, Senate Leadership Come Together on Minimum Wage Legislation

<b>By Michael Hill</b> <i><br>Correspondent</i><p>“It’s too important not to be able to come together,” said Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.<p>“We always knew we would come …

N.J.'s top Democrats join forces on $15 minimum wage

New Jersey Senate and Assembly leaders on Friday announced a joint effort to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.


A fight is coming in N.J. over pensions, minimum wage, sick leave

Business groups are banding together to fight Democratic lawmakers' proposals on sick leave, $15 minimum wage and mandatory pension payments.

Minimum Wage

Democrats in New Jersey Legislature Agree on $15 Minimum Wage Plan

New Jersey's minimum wage would rise to $15 an hour over five years under a new proposal from the leaders of the Democrat-led Legislature.<p>Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Senate President Steve Sweeney unveiled the initiative Friday during a statehouse news conference. The announcement was made …

A big victory in the fight for $15!

Yesterday, we stood with legislators to introduce a bill that would raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15, which would allow hundreds of thousands …

Minimum Wage Hike Battle Back on the Agenda in Trenton

<b>By David Cruz</b> <i><br>Correspondent</i><p>The push for a $15 an hour minimum wage will get a boost from legislation that Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says he will …

N.J. Democrats will push for $15 minimum wage

State Assembly Democrats announced they want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour


New Jersey Politics

A Glen Ridge woman and Millburn man were among those arrested while participating in an airport workers' protest on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

© 2017 North Jersey Media Group<p>January 22, 2016<p>Last updated: Friday, January 22, 2016, 10:14 AM<p>Glen Ridge resident among 12 arrested at airport …

N.J. should be 'embarrassed' by high poverty rate, Assembly speaker says

Lawmakers will develop an array of bills in the coming weeks to address New Jersey's growing poverty, despite evidence that the state's economy is …


Trenton's anti-poverty agenda has uncertain price tag

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic lawmakers have embarked on an ambitious agenda to fight poverty, but the price tag to taxpayers is …

Why is NJ’s Poverty Rate So High? And What Can Be Done to Lower It?

Insufficient funding or poor management of state programs in seemingly disparate areas -- including welfare, job training, aid for the disabled, food …

A day-long series of legislative hearings Wednesday on how New Jersey can best address persistent levels of poverty raked up some oft-debated issues.

© 2017 North Jersey Media Group<p>January 27, 2016, 4:22 PM<p>Last updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 4:24 PM<p>N.J. legislative hearings focus on tackling …