Murphy Continues Fight to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

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NEW JERSEY -

Governor Phil Murphy is once again calling for the state Legislature to pass a $15 an hour plan before the new year.

The minimum wage is set to increase by 25 cents on Tuesday, January 1st, but Murphy says that's not enough to help New Jersey's low-income working families.

In separate statements released on Monday, November 26th, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney expressed support for a $15 per hour plan, though neither pledged to reach a deal before the holiday recess.

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