Minimum-wage vote splits L.I. delegation along party lines

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 By  a vote of 102-44, the state Assembly passed a bill Tuesday to raise New Yorks 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.

 Heres how Long Islands 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.


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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.

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