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New York takes step toward $15 minimum wage

State Senate passes budget measure following late agreement Thursday

New York took a step toward a $15 minimum wage on Friday after the State Senate nearly unanimously passed an agreed-upon budget measure.

The move, which follows an agreement on the budget between legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced late on Thursday, was approved in a 61-1 vote. Some large companies in New York City would pay their workers at least $15 an hour as soon as 2019.


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