Governor Cuomo seems to have been upstaged by President Obama's 'I'll see your $8.75 and raise you a quarter" approach to minimum wage legislation on the federal level.
The Governor is now seeking to recast his own push for a higher state minimum wage as part of the President's effort. Mr. Cuomo may even drop the wage issue from his own budget bills to avoid a fight with Senate Republicans, although frankly that would not be much of a battle, as we saw in the recent gun law debate.
Just weeks ago, Mr. Cuomo stole thunder from the POTUS by quickly passing a comprehensive gun law following the Newtown shootings.
The Governor spoke this weekend in Albany before a key part of his base, a gathering of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators.
Cuomo recasts pay hike debate - Times Union