New Jersey voters may have the final say on whether the state’s minimum hourly wage should be raised to $8.25 and tie future increases to inflation. The General Assembly on Monday approved a measure to put the question directly before registered voters at the next general election. The resolution was put forth as a proactive measure in case the governor decides to veto legislation (A-2162) which proposes increase the minimum wage to $8.50. The resolution puts the question of raising the minimum hourly wage in New Jersey right before the voters via a referendum. The bill was approved 46-29-1. If it is also approved again next year by the Assembly by a majority vote, it can go on the November 2013 ballot for voter consideration.