Posts Tagged ‘minimum wage increase’

Study Shows That Raising Minimum Wage Won’t Hurt State Economy

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Daily, Economic Development, Features, Heard Around Town, Latest, News, News & Features

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s appeal to Albany for home rule control over New York City setting its own minimum wage during his State of the City speech Monday has made significant waves, despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo all but shooting it down, by saying the proposal could cause “chaos” throughout the state. Despite Cuomo’s ambivalence, a group of elected officials, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letitia James will hold a rally at City Hall… [More]

De Blasio’s State of the City Marks A Shift In Tone From Bloomberg Era

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Budget/Taxes, Daily, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Features, Government Operations, Housing, Labor/Unions, Latest, News, Real Estate/Construction, Transportation

As is the case with most mayors less than two months into their administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio did not have a laundry list of accomplishments to point to during his State of the City address on Monday. But unlike his predecessor Michael Bloomberg’s first State of the City, which covered a wide range of topics and laid the foundation for his twelve years in office, de Blasio eschewed a long-term blueprint in favor of addressing the urgency of leveling… [More]

Advocates Ready Minimum Wage Push In Albany

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Budget/Taxes, Daily, Economic Development, Features, Heard Around Town, Labor/Unions, Latest, News

As part of a “day of action”, advocates of a minimum wage hike plan to deliver more than 25,000 petitions supporting the raise to Senate coalition leaders Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos. The event is being organized by a coalition of labor unions, faith groups and community advocates, and will include a rally at the Capitol in the morning and a prayer vigil. “The day of action” coincides with the release of a report commissioned by the Fiscal Policy Institute… [More]