Codey SOS - Minimum Wage
Today, 12 states have a higher minimum wage than New Jersey. And none of them have New Jersey's high cost of living. New Jersey should be a leader, not a laggard!
And today I am proposing that New Jersey increase its minimum wage to $7.15 over the next two years. This will help more than 200,000 New Jersey workers, most of them women and minorities ... and to ensure that the minimum wage keeps pace with the cost of living...
I am proposing the creation of a business and labor advisory council to recommend regular increases.
This discussion wouldn't be possible without the leadership of Senator Sweeney and Assemblyman Gordon ... they have been great champions of working men and women.
Codey's entire State of the State address here.