minimum wage

New England News
7:37 am
Fri April 27, 2012

CT House Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

The Connecticut House of Representatives voted to increase the state’s minimum wage. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The House lowered the original proposed hike to a 50-cent increase and removed a provision to eventually tie the wage to inflation.

State representatives passed the measure 88-to-62 on Thursday.

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Capital District News
8:01 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Cuomo Casts Doubt on Success of Remaining Session Issues

Governor Cuomo says he has some goals for the rest of the legislative session, including reforming the campaign finance system and possibly raising the state’s minimum wage.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…

Governor Cuomo previously said he thought that now might not be the right time to raise the minimum wage, but his position has softened in recent days. He now says that “philosophically” he supports an increase, and he cast doubt on opponents’ claims that it would hurt job creation.   

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New England News
6:15 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

A "Living Wage" Versus Minimum Wage

There is debate currently in several states including Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut about raising the minimum wage. A group in one western Massachusetts city is pushing for what it calls a “living wage” WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New York News
8:29 am
Fri April 13, 2012

NY Assembly to Hold Minimum Wage Hearings

The New York Assembly plans to hold a series of hearings on raising the state's minimum wage to $8.50 an hour next year.

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New York News
8:45 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Poll: Majority of New Yorkers Favor Increase in State's Minimum Wage

A new poll finds the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers would like to see the state raise its minimum wage. Governor Cuomo does not rule the proposal out.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports...
The Quinnipiac poll found that 78% of those surveyed think the state's minimum wage should be higher than the current $7.25 an hour, with more than half saying it should be increased to over $8.50 cents an hour.

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