Tag: Jobs

Proponents of an increase in New York's minimum wage argue that no full-time worker — especially a head of household raising children — should have to live on $7.25 an hour, or $15,000 a year. Read More

Despite a big push from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) and at least tacit support from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the conventional wisdom in Albany is that a proposed increase in New York's minimum wage won't go anywhere before the legislature adjourns next week. Read More

The full exemption of all taxes is a "promising new wrinkle," said E.J. McMahon of the fiscally conservative Manhattan Institute. McMahon said the state go further and use its more generous, $440 million tax subsidy for TV and movie productions to phase out all corporate taxes for new and existing companies. Read More

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