New York, CA Move Closer to $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 8:47 PM

Also on Thursday, a map to lift California'south minimum wage to $15 an hr by two thousand twenty-two cleared its toughest legislative hurdle, putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay hike for the working poor.

New York, CA Move Closer to $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage

Gov Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached a deal on Thursday to raise NY state'south minimum wage towards $15 per hour, but fell brief of a uniform state-wide increase.

Also on Thursday, a map to lift California'south minimum wage to $15 an hr by two thousand twenty-two cleared its toughest legislative hurdle, putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay hike for the working poor.

The measure, incorporating a deal Gov Jerry Brown reached with work leaders and fellow Democrats in the Legislature, was approved in the state Assembly, where it faced opposition from Republicans and some moderate Democrats, and is expected to go before the more liberal state Senate as soon as Thursday afternoon.

The NY deal outlines a faster rise in NY City, but carves out a unhurried lane for tiny businesses and surrounding counties. In less prosperous areas N of the city it rises to $12.50 per hr before a state review of the law'south impact.

The minimum wage agreement was portion of a wide budget deal that Cuomo announced late on Thursday.

The minimum wage has been a controversial element in challenging budget negotiations that threatened to delay the spending map past the start of the New York'south monetary year on April one. The agreement, including the minimum wage, still needs to obtain approval from lawmakers.

Below the terms of the deal the minimum wage would rise from its current $9 per hr to $15 over three years in NY City starting on Dec. thirty-one, two thousand sixteen. City businesses with up to ten employees would be given four years to implement the measure.

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