Minimum Wage

Sweeney wants a $15 minimum wage… but explains why it wouldn’t work for N.J. kids or farmers?

Here’s all the proof you need that these legislators — almost all of them — are completely full of crap. Totally and shamelessly. Senate President Steve Sweeney was the world’s biggest $15 per hour minimum wage backer when he was still running for N.J. Governor next year, Save Jerseyans. The formerly centrist rural South Jerseyan […]

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Guadagno: $15 Minimum Wage = Self-Serve Gas in New Jersey

Kim Guadagno isn’t mincing words when it comes to the impact she believes a $15 minimum wage law would have on one of New Jersey’s most popular albeit quirky institutions. “If we pass the $15 minimum wage, you’re pumping your own gas,” the Lt. Governor reportedly told an audience on Wednesday. “You go to $15 minimum wage, you’re […]

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N.J. minimum wage will increase next year

TRENTON a New Jersey’s minimum wage, a matter of dispute between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the Democratic Legislature, will go up 6 cents on Jan. 1 to $8.44 an hour, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. It will be New Jerseyans’ first increase since January 2015, when it increased from $8.25 […]


Christie vetoes $15 minimum wage hike in N.J.

Governor Chris Christie visited Pennington Quality Market on Tuesday to veto Assembly Bill No. 15 which, if it had become law, would’ve raised New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021. N.J. Democrats pushed ahead with the economically ruinous legislation notwithstanding the mountain of evidence portending disaster; Seattle’s own attempt to gradually raise the minimum wage to […]




Christie remains taxpayers’ “only hope” as gas tax, $15 wage measures advance

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog TRENTON – With legislation to raise the gas tax AND institute a $15 minimum wage racing through both chambers of the New Jersey legislature ahead of the July 1st budget deadline, Save Jerseyans, our friends over at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) are once again stating the obvious. […]


VIDEO: Howarth explains how $15 minimum wage will cripple hospice, in-home nursing providers

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog As the New Jersey Assemby’s Democrat majority muscled a $15 minimum wage bill through on Thursday with a 42-30-1 vote, Assembly Republicans took to the floor to illustrate, in graphic terms, how the move would devastate New Jersey’s job market. Freshman Assemblyman Joe Howarth (R-8) took to the […]


Domo arigato, Mr. Prieto!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We told them this was going to happen, Save Jerseyans. You didn’t need to be a rocket scientist or fortune teller to see it coming. “I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant […]

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STUPID: Trenton debates $15 minimum wage while Wendy’s replaces workers with kiosks

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog No matter how many examples we serve up of workers being hurt by the $15 minimum wage push around the country, Save Jerseyans, the morons in Trenton continue to forge ahead. It ain’t about what works; they’re only interested in serving the union bosses who bankroll them […]

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Another $15 minimum wage warning for New Jersey

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog When I pointed out how Seattle had shed 10,000 jobs in 3 months after beginning to implement a $15 minimum wage, Save Jerseyans, some of our liberal readers back here at home complained bitterly that it was too early to draw any conclusions. They still want a […]

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Sweeney’s favorite new minimum wage ‘report’ is garbage. Here’s why.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog You’ve probably seen plenty of Democrats and media-types trumpeting a report from the liberal think tank ‘New Jersey Policy Perspective’ touting the wonders! of a $15 minimum wage for those who might earn it. Even Senate President Steve Sweeney is crowing over the study: Great report by […]

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Guest Op-Ed: $15 minimum wage would be a “ridiculous” imposition on job creators

By Sam Fiocchi | The Save Jersey Blog I felt compelled to comment on the Trenton Democrats plan to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour here in New Jersey. As a business owner and job creator in South Jersey for nearly four decades, me, my brother and my nephews have found that operating […]

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2016 Off To a Dreadful Start for Small Businesses in New Jersey

By Laurie Ehlbeck We haven’t even made it out of the first quarter of 2016 but there is already plenty for small businesses in New Jersey to be concerned about on the upcoming legislative calendar. Senator Sweeney and Speaker Prieto seem determined to continue to challenge the economic stability of our state by introducing bills […]

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Fulop: fighting injustice (and helping himself) by making government more expensive!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We all know why he’s really doing it. New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and his allies are pushing a $15 minimum wage at the state and federal levels so his gubernatorial primary rival, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, is trying to match fire with a minimum […]

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Heads up, Trenton: Seattle’s $15 minimum wage erased 10k jobs in 3 months!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Democrats formally rolled out their bone-headed, arbitrary, illogical, ruinous and yes, as Joe Kyrillos pointed out, RADICAL new $15 minimum wage hike plan on Friday, Save Jerseyans. It’d be a stake through the heart of New Jersey’s fragile job market. Don’t take my word for it. You […]

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