Gov. Christie rejects minimum wage increase

Gov. Chris Christie has rejected the minimum wage increase. Christie said the economy was too weak to handle the proposed $1.25 increase all at once.

Christie proposed to instead raise it by a dollar over the next three years.

Christie proposed to instead raise it by a dollar over the next three years. (1/28/13)

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie has rejected the minimum wage increase.

Christie said the economy was too weak to handle the proposed $1.25 increase all at once. Instead, he proposed hiking it by a dollar over the next three years.

Christie suggested adding more funding to the earned income tax credit, which targets the working poor.

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