Future Raises Could Be Sticking Point In NY Wage Fight

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 8:21 PM EST) -- New York State Assembly Democrats on Tuesday passed a bill to raise the state's hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 and tie it to inflation, wresting the issue away from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and setting up a possible battle with Republicans over whether future hikes would be automatic.

The unofficial 101-44 party line vote shook up the legislative picture, not only because Cuomo had sought to fold the wage hike into budget negotiations — something that appeared less likely with the Democrat-dominated Assembly's move — but...
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