Governor Cuomo Threatens Fight Over Minimum Wage

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    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that he won't get involved with a State Senate battle for control -- unless lawmakers don't comply with his agenda.

    In a series of radio interviews, Cuomo sounded unhappy that Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), one day earlier, didn't immediately commit to raising New York's minimum wage or overhauling the state's campaign-finance laws -- two items on the governor's "litmus test" for lawmakers.

    "If Senator Skelos is opposed to the agenda of the people of this state, then I will oppose him and then I will be involved," Cuomo said.

    Skelos is set to be co-leader of the Senate, along with state Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx), in an alliance that includes 30 Republicans and six renegade Democrats, when the legislature reconvenes next month. Cuomo has given the coalition tacit support and said he wouldn't get involved, but issued a 10-point "litmus test" for his support.

    Skelos on Tuesday didn't rule out taking action on any of the governor's agenda items, but merely said, "There's no agreement on any legislation, whether it will pass, not pass, or come to the floor for a vote."

    Still, Skelos seemed to downplay assurances Klein made a week earlier that the Senate coalition would consider raising the minimum wage and other "progressive" initiatives.

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    Between Republican Governors and Democratic Governors, difference between Blue States and Red States. He's trying to improve his State and make it better for the poorest in his State, he's trying to reform campaign finance laws in his State.

    He's not trying to destroy the Unions in his State, he's not attack Females in his State and he's NOT attacking the Poor in his State. Now if his attorney general would really start cracking the whip on Wall Street and the NYSE.

    Start taxing them more, taking away some of the loop holes these guys use on their tax returns....
     
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    Democrat Governors know that raising the minimum wage and supporting unions is the surest way to prolong a recession and turn it into a Depression
     

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