Four Men in a Room
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
State budget negotiations have produced a tentative deal to raise the minimum wage to $9/hr by 2015 and to increase taxes on those New Yorkers making over $1 million per year. This year Governor Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Senate Republican Leader Skelos are joined by Democratic Senator Jeff Klein, who shares leadership with Skelos. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, discusses the latest on the budget, expected this week.
Other items reportedly being negotiated include a "correction" to the new gun laws restricting high capacity magazines and clips and allowing the New York City Council to "close a loophole" in the state's marijuana possession law.