TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters will get the last word on whether to increase the state's minimum wage by $1 to $8.25.

The state Assembly gave final approval on Thursday to a resolution putting the $1 minimum wage increase on the ballot in November and tying automatic annual adjustments to the Consumer Price Index. The Senate approved the resolution previously, so Thursday's vote ensured the question's place on the ballot in a gubernatorial election year.

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation last month that would have increased the wage by $1.25, to $8.50 per hour, and provided for automatic yearly increases.

New Jersey is among more than 20 states with a minimum wage of $7.25, the same as the federal minimum wage. In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Barack Obama proposed raising the federal rate to $9 per hour and allowing for inflation increases.

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