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Make higher minimum wage Job One in New York this year

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last week that he’s finally ready to make a push for a higher state minimum wage. In fact, he cited the issue as one of his legislative priorities for 2013. What’s taken him so long? The federal minimum wage was last raised four years ago, and living on $7.25 an hour is no easier now than it was then. In fact, costs for essentials like food, rent, transportation and energy have ...

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January 8, 2013
9:59 a.m.

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NY is #4 out of 10 of the most expensive states to live in. I agree the minimum wage needs to increase a good amount and quickly. So many unemployed are making more collecting benefits, than they would working a minimum wage job. Theres no incentive.