Lawmakers propose raising state's minimum wage

? Democrats in the state Assembly are pushing to raise the state?s minimum wage.Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has unveiled a bill that would increase the

ALBANY - ? Democrats in the state Assembly are pushing to raise the state?s minimum wage.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has unveiled a bill that would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 next year.

More than a half dozen other states, including New Jersey and Connecticut, are also talking about raising their minimum wages.

A spokesperson says Gov. Cuomo will review the proposal.

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