Associated Press (05/14/12)
An unnamed New York official says an effort to raise the state’s minimum wage is dead. Dean Skelos, Senate majority leader, has said the bill will not hit the Senate floor, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not add the issue to a list of those that could be finalized by the time the legislative session ends on June 21. This comes despite a survey showing that 75% of independent voters support the measure and a study released by Democratic Sen. Jeffrey Klein revealing that $600 million in economic activity and 4,800 jobs would be created by the bill.