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Assembly OKs Wage Hike

Hourly Pay Would Increase To $9 An Hour; Senate Gets Bill

March 6, 2013

ALBANY — The state Assembly voted Tuesday to increase the minimum wage to $9 an hour with automatic increases tied to inflation, putting pressure on Senate’s Republicans who are seeking business tax......

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Mar-09-13 9:38 AM

When will everyone realize that no matter how high the min.wage is that prices for everything else will soon follow.

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Mar-08-13 8:15 PM

Stupid is as stupid does. And NY state is one stupid state. I won't move because 3 of my youngest grandchildren are here and that is the only thing that keeps me here. I buy gas and shop in Pa. I am just thankful I live close to the border so I can do that. I have a house that isn't worth much but taxes are almost 1600 a year. I you live in Alabama. Taxes are that much for a 350,000 dollar home in Birmingham.And that is just freakin pitiful.

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Mar-07-13 8:41 AM

The increase still won't put your welfare miscreant takers always on the free benefit teat to work in NYS. New York's not for resident taxpayers anymore.

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Mar-06-13 9:04 PM


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Mar-06-13 8:21 PM

Duckster I'm convinced you really don't know crap

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Mar-06-13 8:17 PM

Pay our employees twice the minimum wage. Laid off two this week and more on the way. The government is basically pushing me into early retirement. We have a ton of work and it's easier to farm it out to others and let them worry about the bs. New hires are 90 percent worthless and no longer worth the time and energy. I'm sending work all over the place and making more money than I can in my own plant. No wonder anybody that wants to make money ships it to china. Had enough. I can run my new business plan from anyplace. Warmer weather and no state income tax I'm on my way. Still plan to summer it right here

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Mar-06-13 7:17 PM

Businesses have been leaving nys because of higher taxes, outrageous regulations, high labor costs, high workmans comp tax, high Unemployment taxes, etc. Jamestown, buffalo and dunkirk are nothing but broken down empty bldgs and slums compared to what they were just 50 yrs ago. Its a shame we all were not living back then in order to know what im talking about. And it continues.

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Mar-06-13 3:44 PM

According to a detailed empirical study by an economist at Cornell University, the proposed increase in the minimum wage would result in over 28,000 jobs being lost in New York State, hurting primarily students and the working poor. It has been well documented that employers will move out of New York to lower-cost states, cut the number of hours of work, or replace workers with machines in response to a higher minimum wage. We need more jobs in Chautauqua County (not fewer), and we need to be more competitive as a State if we want to grow and prosper.

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Mar-06-13 9:23 AM

Over the years there has been the stamping of feet by business over EVERY min. wage hike. Each time the impact has been cost and inflation neutral. Right now this area is so backward that I hear grown men and women talking about 10 dollars an hour as if it is a huge deal. We need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

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Mar-06-13 8:45 AM

Disfor, excellent, I'm so happy for you, NYS is anti business, i feel sorry for those who are stuck here.

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Mar-06-13 8:33 AM

Forget NY... I'm 23, married, and moving to Texas. Tried to get a job in NY (at state level - i know stupid) and it's going on 2.5 yrs with still no answer. Went to TX three weeks ago and got hired at the state level after 13 DAYS!

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Mar-06-13 7:15 AM

PA is the place to be. Lower gas prices, lower energy prices, less regulations, lower taxes, and jobs that pay much more than minimum wage.

NYS is a loser, and yes, i will be moving asap but still posting to let you know how great it is there. LOL

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Mar-06-13 6:52 AM

Minimum wage was never meant for anything but entry level workers and students. Shame on those businesses that pay heads of families minimum wage. The law does not need to be changed. Everything else will just move upward in short time and there is no gain for anyone.

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Mar-06-13 6:31 AM

everything is about new york city and the high price to live there , one word for that b.s. ANNEX!!!

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Mar-06-13 6:29 AM

Being on welfare pays much better than minimum wage.

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Mar-06-13 4:53 AM

I cannot believe Goodell is so narrow minded. I expect he pays his secretary seven dollars and twenty five cents a hour. He should not be reelected.

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