New Jersey Will Not Be Hiking Its Minimum Wage to $15

August 31, 2016

Governor Chris Christie vetoed the bill

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would’ve hiked the state’s minimum wage to $15.

The New York Times reports Gov. Christie spoke at a grocery store yesterday to defend the veto, calling the proposed $15 minimum a “really radical increase” that “would trigger an escalation of wages that will make doing business in New Jersey unaffordable.”

The bill, put forth by state Democrats back in February, would have gradually increased the minimum wage from the current $8.38 to $15.10 over the next five years. New Jersey would have been just