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State Affairs Committee featuring Assemblyman Angel Fuentes
work in education policy reform, as well as other important issues that impact the South Jersey business community. Pictured (L to R) Rick Micklovic, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group; State Affairs Committee Chairman John Leyman, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; CCSNJ Board member Carl Gibbs, Sturdivant & Co.; Assemblyman Angel Fuentes; CCSNJ Director of
Government Relations Chris Brown; John Stanziola, South Jersey Industries; Jennifer P. Young, Verizon New Jersey; and Patty Sheats, PSE&G. This event was sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, New Jersey American Water, PSEG Nuclear, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group, South Jersey Industries, and Verizon.
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (AS OF 3/9/12)
CHAMBER TESTIFIES AGAINST MINIMUM WAGE HIKE On March 8, 2012 Christopher R. Brown, CAE, testified before the Senate Labor Committee in opposition to legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour with future adjustments tied to the Consumer
Price Index. S-3 is sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Richard Codey.
During his testimony, Brown discussed two distinct issues as to why raising the minimum wage at this time would have a negative impact on the businesses in Southern New Jersey. Brown discussed how the last time the legislature had
raised the minimum wage was in 2005, when the unemployment rate was 4.5%. He then highlighted testimony from then-Chamber Board member William Eubanks, III, who subsequently closed his KFC restaurants in New Jersey shortly after the minimum wage was increased.
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n Wednesday, March 14, Assemblyman Angel Fuentes spoke to members of the Chamber about his
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