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The State House in Montpelier. Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/Vermont_State_House.jpg">GearedBull</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The State House in Montpelier. Photo: GearedBull, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont solons seek faster wage hikes than Shumlin

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A fight could be brewing between Vermont lawmakers and the Shumlin administration over how fast to move to a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour.

Gov. Peter Shumlin has pushed for moving to that wage in three steps and getting there in 2017. A House Committee on Tuesday voted to support a bill that would bring about a $10.10 per hour wage next January, with inflationary increases thereafter.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo Photo:  Mark Kurtz
Governor Andrew Cuomo Photo: Mark Kurtz

Cuomo warning employers on minimum wage compliance

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning employers that they can face fines, charges and civil or even criminal punishment for failing to comply with the state's minimum wage laws.

The $8 minimum went into effect Dec. 31 and will increase to $8.75 at the end of the year and $9 at the end of 2015.  Go to full article
 Assemblyman Karim Camara, chair of the Black, Hispanic, Puerto Rican, and Asian Caucus/ Photo: NYS Assembly
Assemblyman Karim Camara, chair of the Black, Hispanic, Puerto Rican, and Asian Caucus/ Photo: NYS Assembly

Caucus leader backs minimum wage hike for cities

The idea of allowing cities to set their own minimum wage has support from the head of the state's black and Hispanic caucus, but the plan faces obstacles elsewhere.  Go to full article
A minimum wage rally in NYC's Herald Square. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otto-yamamoto/10470768135/">All-Nite Images</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A minimum wage rally in NYC's Herald Square. Photo: All-Nite Images, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Advocates for higher NYC minimum wage go to Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Advocates for allowing New York City officials to raise the minimum wage locally are heading to the state Capitol.

The advocates will be in Albany Tuesday, a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio said he planned to ask state lawmakers next week for the power to raise the minimum wage.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Walmex_plateros.JPG">Enrique Cornejo</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Enrique Cornejo, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY minimum wage rising to $8 an hour

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's minimum wage will increase to $8 an hour at the end of this year, 75 cents higher than the federal minimum and the old state rate.

It's the first of three incremental boosts approved by the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo when they approved the state budget last March.  Go to full article
Advocates for New York State's hungry rally at the Capitol in Nov., 2012 for an increase in the state's minimum wage. Some social services agencies are concerned about a wage hike. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Advocates for New York State's hungry rally at the Capitol in Nov., 2012 for an increase in the state's minimum wage. Some social services agencies are concerned about a wage hike. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Minimum wage hike pinches social service budgets

As state lawmakers and Governor Cuomo finalize the state budget, it looks like New York will raise the minimum wage gradually over three years.

Under the emerging agreement, the current $7.25 hourly minimum wage would increase to $8 an hour in January, to $8.75 at the beginning of 2015, and reach $9 an hour by the end of 2015.

If it happens, it would mean a wage jump of 24 percent in three years. Business leaders have expressed concern about the increased costs, while labor unions, religious, and anti-hunger groups are pushing for the hike.

Social services agencies in the North Country say increasing the minimum wage could help some people, but it also gives them reasons for concern.  Go to full article

Minimum wage debated in ongoing budget talks

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders continued to meet to try to complete the state budget by next week.  Go to full article
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/-jvl-/5194328403/in/photostream">JvL</a> CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: JvL CC some rights reserved

Legislative leaders tell different min wage stories

The New York State Senate has included raising the state's minimum wage in its one house budget resolution. But that's not necessarily a signal that a wage increase is moving forward in the state spending plan.  Go to full article
Advocates for New York State's hungry rally at the Capitol in Nov., 2012 for an increase in the state's minimum wage. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Advocates for New York State's hungry rally at the Capitol in Nov., 2012 for an increase in the state's minimum wage. Photo: Karen DeWitt

NY State Assembly approves $9 minimum wage

The New York State Assembly voted to raise the state's minimum wage to $9 an hour. But the measure is stalled in the State Senate.  Go to full article
Advocates for New York State's hungry rally at the Capitol in November of 2012 for an increase in the state's minimum wage. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Advocates for New York State's hungry rally at the Capitol in November of 2012 for an increase in the state's minimum wage. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Why minimum wage increase could hold up the NYS budget

State lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol later Wednesday following a two week break for the President's Day holiday. Lawmakers have plenty to work on in the next few weeks leading up to the start of the state's fiscal year, including whether to pass a minimum wage hike as part of the state budget.  Go to full article

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