As usual, a state budget done in secret but it will be touted as offering tax cuts to middle class couples as compensation for small business paying much higher wages.
Today is the deadline for a spending plan as the new fiscal year begins.
NNY residents will have to wait for the $15 as New York City workers get it first. You'd think struggling lower income families in the North Country wouldn't like that, but upstate Senators needed something they could take home to talk about at th Chamber dinner.
$15 is becoming main stream thought and it actually may be a good deal for older workers who retailers like because they show up and are more honest and dependable. A bunch of 60 year olds working at the White Castle.
Rather than a phony tax cut, I would have insisted on repeal of the wage board law a the trade off, so a future Governor can't be so adroit at outfoxing the Legislature.