N.J. | newjerseynewsroom.com

newjerseynewsroom.com

Friday
Mar 27th
  • Login
  • Create an account
    Registration
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    REGISTER_REQUIRED
  • Search
  • Local Business Deals

N.J.

The Time has Come to Allow Local N.J. Cities and Towns to Set a Fair Minimum Wage

The Time has Come to  Allow Local N.J. Cities and Towns to Set a Fair Minimum Wage
BY ERIC GUNDERSEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Legislation that would allow New Jersey's cities and towns to set minimum wages higher than the state's has just been released by the Assembly Labor Committee by a 6-3 vote.

"There's no reason New Jersey's cities and towns shouldn't be allowed to set local minimum wages that begin to approach living wages for the hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers across the state," said New Jersey Policy Perspective Deputy Director Jon Whiten. "When the state minimum wage is barely more than half of what it takes just to survive in this high-cost state, it's clearly time to enact policies that would help close that wage gap. If the state won't act to do so, we need to let local governments take the lead."

Below is the Testimony of Brandon McKoy, Policy Analyst for N.J. Policy Perspective, before the N.J. Assembly Labor Committee on March 19, 2015.

Good morning Mr. Chairman and committee members, thank you for the opportunity to speak here today.

It is well known that the minimum wage is an important and successful tool in raising the quality of life for low-income workers. This tool is particularly important in such a state as New Jersey, where the cost of living is higher than elsewhere.

 

Flying the Coop! Aggravated Assault Defendant Being Sought after Fleeing During Jury Deliberations

Flying the Coop! Aggravated Assault Defendant Being Sought after Fleeing During Jury Deliberations
BY MARK SPIVEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A Bergen County man is being sought by authorities after fleeing while a jury deliberated on his trial for aggravated assault, acting Union County Prosecu...

Do You Want Your N.J. Lottery Ticket Delivered to Your Door?

Do You Want Your N.J. Lottery Ticket Delivered to Your Door?
BY COLLEEN ROACHE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli to make it easier for New Jersey residents to obtain lottery tickets was advanced Monda...

NJ PARCC Opt Out or Refusal Number Hits 40,000 Mark … and Growing

NJ PARCC Opt Out or Refusal Number Hits 40,000 Mark … and Growing
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The number of families in New Jersey who are against the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers standardized school tests appears to be increas...

Cheap Wine in New Jersey Could Have Arsenic Health Issue

Cheap Wine in New Jersey Could Have Arsenic Health Issue
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A number of wine makers in California are being accused of selling wine containing dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic.

Twenty-eight wineries have been named in...

Should NJ Journalist Eric Scott Have Accepted Corvette Gift from Chris Christie Donor?

Should NJ Journalist Eric Scott Have Accepted Corvette Gift from Chris Christie Donor?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Lester Glenn Auto Group from Toms River is the main sponsor of monthly radio call-in program “Ask the Governor” on 101.5 FM in New Jersey.

But the car dealer played ...

NJ High School Online Courses Called Suspect

NJ High School Online Courses Called Suspect
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey high school students are given an opportunity to regain credits they could lose through failing a course by taking online courses.

Many school districts say t...

The N.J. Police Officer Arrested for Harassing and Stalking Women

The N.J. Police Officer Arrested for Harassing and Stalking Women
BY KATHERINE CARTER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

NEWARK – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today (March 13) that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has arrested former Ne...

N.J. Looks to Integrate Engineering into K-12 Curriculum

N.J. Looks to Integrate Engineering into K-12 Curriculum
BY EVA LOAYZA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON  – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan, Pamela Lampitt and Marlene Caride to create a task force that would be charged...

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »
Page 1 of 830

Follow/join us

Twitter: njnewsroom Linked In Group: 2483509