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Op-ed column: Let’s up the ante

NYS must find way to increase its minimum wage

Sunday, July 8, 2012
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The cost of living continues to rise year after year, making basic necessities more expensive, which can greatly burden lower-income families. All the while, the minimum wage in New York has barely budged in the past five years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.7 million workers earned the federal minimum wage last year. New York accounts for roughly 5.4 percent, or 91,000, of those workers....

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