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 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:

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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.