Janet Babin, Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
Janet Babin is a reporter at WNYC covering economic development.
Gov. Chris Christie won re-election by about 60 percent. Voters simultaneously approved an economic measure he vehemently opposed by about the same margin. It will raise the state's hourly minimum wage by one dollar to $8.25.
The measure is embedded in the state constitution, so from now on, automatic adjustments in the wage will happen each September. Business leaders fear the higher wage will send businesses packing up for greener pastures, despite studies to the contrary.