Gov. Murphy continues push for $15 minimum wage
Gov. Phil Murphy is continuing his push to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The governor met with business owners and workers for a roundtable discussion at Passaic City Hall Monday.
Murphy focused on the state’s cost of living during the discussion. He says that $15 an hour is on the lower end of what most families need to survive in the state.
“If you do the math and you assume that you have two household incomes and you’ve got two dependents, even at $15, you’re barely at, and scratching at, the 21st Century definition of poverty,” the governor said.
Some business owners have argued that an increase to $15 an hour would force them to have to lay off workers.