TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov.-elect Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to raise the minimum wage.
The Democrat on Monday will join Democratic legislative leaders and labor officials for a raise the wage event in Trenton.
During the campaign, Murphy supported boosting the state's minimum wage from $8.44 an hour to $15 an hour. However, Murphy wanted to phase in the increase over several years to make it easier for small businesses.
Murphy takes over when Republican Gov. Chris Christie leaves office on Jan. 16.