Impact of New York Minimum Wage Hike
Albany, NY – This week, the New York State Senate overrode the Governor's veto of a minimum wage increase. As a result, over the next three years the state's minimum wage will incrementally increase until it reaches $7.15 an hour on 1/1/2007. While some say it is a critical move to help the working poor, those paying low income workers are debating how much it will hurt small businesses. WAMC's Pat Bradley reports.