Christie not talking about minimum wage hike bill’s fate

SEASIDE HEIGHTS –  Gov. Chris Christie would not divulge today when he is likely to make a decision on the bill to hike the minimum wage.

He thanked a reporter for letting him know the deadline is coming up, adding that he, and his lawyers, know “when my homework is due,” he said during a press conference here.

The controversial bill would increase the hourly pay from $7.25 to $8.50, but it includes an automatic cost of living clause.

Senate President Steve Sweeney has said that if the bill is vetoed, then the Democrats will pursue a constitutional amendment and put the issue before voters. The amendment route under consideration would increase the minimum wage to $8.25.

Christie not talking about minimum wage hike bill’s fate