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Speaker pushes minimum wage hike, expresses doubts about Cuomo pension plan

January 31, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continues to push for his bill to increase the state’s minimum wage. In an interview with public radio, the Speaker also expressed reservations about Governor Cuomo’s plan to offer an option of 401 k retirement plans for future state workers. Assembly Speaker Silver has made increasing the state’s […]

Albany considering minimum wage increase

January 30, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver introduced his bill to increase the state’s minimum wage from the present $7.25 an hour to $8.50, saying its “absurd” to think that anyone can make a living on the current amount. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports: Speaker Silver, saying that no one who works hard and plays […]