SWEENEY PROMOTING MINIMUM WAGE HIKE

sweeney_colorIts been a busy couple of weeks for Senate President Steve Sweeney. The highest ranking Democrat in the state started a tour of the state on Thursday promoting the recent minimum wage hike. A ballot question was approved in November raising the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour, with additional hikes in future years tied to the rate of inflation. Sweeney also has been pushing his “Sandy Bill of Rights” legislation, which stalled after a veto by the governor.

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