The New York State Senate held a hearing on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. While Governor Cuomo and Assembly Democrats support the phase in to a higher wage, many Senators remain uncommitted.
New York's medical marijuana program began today, 18 months after lawmakers passed the Compassionate Care Act. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was in North Albany for the opening of the Capital City's dispensary.
Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti is a Grammy Award-winning composer and musician who, in his words, is on a non-stop tour. Coming off a lengthy string of performances in New York City, Botti is set to leave for a world tour.
The opening day of the legislative session featured talk of ethics reform, but Governor Cuomo chose to be elsewhere, putting off his traditional State of the State message for another week, and giving speeches in Syracuse and New York City instead.