The bill would go into effect March 1st and would also tie future increases to the Consumer Price Index’s inflation rate ,a provision the governor reportedly doesn’t like. Supporters say the current minimum wage is too low for people living in the very expensive Garden State.
Opponents say in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and with a fragile economy the timing for an increase is poor. Others say if the bill becomes law employers may be less likely to hire people. If the bill is vetoed the issue could be left for voters to decide at the ballot box.