Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SPEAKER SHELDON Silver isn’t happy with Gov. Cuomo’s dire predictions about hiking the state’s minimum wage.

SPEAKER SHELDON Silver isn’t happy with Gov. Cuomo’s dire predictions about hiking the state’s minimum wage.

“He’s a great governor,” Silver (D-Manhattan) said Monday.

“I’m not sure he’s a great prognosticator.” Silver — unlike Cuomo — said he still believes the GOP-controlled state Senate can be persuaded to take up a measure raising the wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.50.

Cuomo earlier in the day said he supported “the concept” of a wage increase but doubted one would be approved this year.

“I don’t think this, at this time, is in the realm of the possible because the Senate has a heartfelt position in opposition,”

 Cuomo said.

Read more:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/senate-minimum-wage-increase-silver-article-1.1082239#ixzz1vb2wCOJz

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