Klein: Cuomo will unveil minimum wage proposal

+ -

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to roll out a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage during his State of the State address, a top Democrat said Friday.

Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), co-leader of the State Senate, met with Cuomo behind closed doors primarily on gun control, though they discussed other issues.

Asked if Cuomo would have a minimum-wage proposal in his address next Wednesday, Klein said: “I believe so, yes.”

Cuomo officials didn't immediately comment.

Klein and the other four members of the Independent Democratic Conference – who have joined with Republicans to form a coalition to govern the Senate – favor a minimum-wage increase, as does the Democrat-led Assembly. Last year, Republicans blocked a wage hike.


 

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: