Economists split on effects of wage boost

By Colleen Wilson

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Despite recently published reports citing the potential negative effects from increases to New York’s hourly minimum wage, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he was implementing a $15 per hour baseline salary for the state’s roughly 10,000 public employees by 2021. Cuomo has bolstered his minimum salary initiatives by promising to lift low-wage New Yorkers…

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Colleen Wilson
Colleen is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. She covers energy, transportation and state government for the Westchester County Business Journal.