A new report by an Albany think tank estimates that the state would lose between 200,000 and nearly 500,000 jobs if it raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
For the Scavio family, the owners of Paesan's Pizza in the Capital Region, it's impossible to absorb a $15 an hour minimum wage increase.
Even with minimum wage increases cropping up around the nation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $15-an-hour proposal stands out for directing so much more money to so many workers.
E.J. McMahon, president of the Empire Center, joined Fred Dicker to discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo's $15-per-hour minimum wage proposal.
Last week, Governor Cuomo pitched a plan for a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage. That’s a 67-percent increase over what it will be by the end of this year. So what would this mean for the state’s economy? EJ McMahon from the Empire Center for Public Policy joined us to discuss.
How would a proposed $15-per-hour statewide minimum wage compare to current pay ranges and historical precedents in New York?
There's a good reason for Governor Cuomo's Fast Food Wage Board to decide against raising the minimum wage for fast food workers: many of them won't benefit from it.
The New York Times has agreed to print a correction of this article about the minimum wage issue, which includes inaccurate information implicitly attributed to Empire Center senior fellow Russell Sykes.