New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday released the details of a plan to increase the state's minimum wage by $1.
The proposal comes after Christie vetoed a bill to raise the minimum wage by $1.25.
The governor's office says the plan will work over a phase-in period of three years and is aimed to provide relief to struggling families. The plan also includes a 25 percent increase to the state's Earned Income Tax Credit.
"In these difficult times those most impacted by challenging economic conditions - our state's working families - need assistance," Christie said in a statement.
The governor's office says under the proposal, the state's minimum wage earners would receive an immediate raise of 25 cents per hour in the first year, followed by a 50 cent increase in the second year and then another 25 cent an increase in the third year.
Layers, layers, layers. Time to bundle up once again.
High temperature around the freezing mark today, with sunshine.
Our Saturday storm begins with snow by 10 am. Winter weather stays around all day and night tomorrow. A couple of inches accumulation in the metro area. More to the north and west, less to the south and east. Only a rain event for the shore.
Be careful! Whatever type of precip, we can promise you tricky travel tomorrow. The storm exits Sunday morning.