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Minimum-wage vote splits L.I. delegation along party lines
By a vote of 102-44, the state Assembly passed a bill Tuesday to raise New York’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 per hour and index future increases to inflation.
Most voted along party lines. One Niagara County Republican voted yes, and just three Democrats voted no -- one from the Mohawk Valley and two from the Buffalo area.
Here’s how Long Island’s delegation voted:
Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) . . . No.
Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead) . . . Yes.
Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) . . . Yes.
David McDonough (R-Merrick) . . . No.
Thomas McKevitt (R-East Meadow) . . . No.
Michael Montesano (R-Glen Head) . . . No.
Edward Ra (R-Franklin Square) . . . No.
Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa) . . . No.
Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) . . . Yes.
Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) . . . Yes.
Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) . . . Yes.
Steven Englebright (D-Setauket) . . . Yes.
Michael Fitzpatrick (R-St. James) . . . No.
Andrew Garbarino (R-Sayville) . . . No.
Alfred Graf (R-Holbrook) . . . No.
Edward Hennessey (D-East Moriches) . . . Yes.
Chad Lupinacci (R-Huntington Station) . . . No.
Daniel Losquadro (R-Shoreham) . . . Absent
Andrew Raia (R-Huntington) . . . No.
Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) . . . Yes.
Robert Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) . . . Yes.
Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) . . . Yes.