Christie vetoes NJ minimum wage bill
Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have raised the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour.
Christie described the minimum wage proposal as the “heavy hand of government” and said it would hurt small businesses.
“All of this sounds great, raising the minimum wage, when you’re spending someone else’s money,” Christie said when announcing his veto at an event at a market in Pennington, N.J.
Christie also called the proposal a “radical increase” and slammed the state’s Democratic legislature, saying it is pandering “to folks who are uninformed because they neither receive the minimum wage nor pay it,” according to philly.com.
Democrats have said they plan to fight for a constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage.