Assembly Democrats Expected To Propose Minimum Wage Hike
The push is reportedly on to increase the minimum wage in New York.
Democrats in the state Assembly will propose upping the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour, according to the Daily News.
Sources told the paper the plan also will include a provision for automatic increases that are tied to inflation.
Right now, the state's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. it has been increased five times since 2000. The last increase was in 2009.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wouldn't provide specifics, but confirmed to the newspaper his majority would unveil its plan at the capitol on Monday.
Senate Republicans are considered the greatest obstacle. They have long opposed hikes to the minimum wage, saying it hurts job growth.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Watertown, NY
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