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,”