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Cuomo pushed for minimum wage hike, but dropped 'indexing'

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The push to increase New York’s minimum wage affecting millions of workers got a boost and hit a snag in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget.

Cuomo’s inclusion of the bill in his 2013-14 budget proposal muted some opposition and makes a deal appear to be within reach. Items in a governor’s budget rarely get dropped completely in negotiations with legislative leaders.

But Cuomo’s plan to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to ...

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