New York

$15 minimum wage will ripple beyond fast food industry

The decision to drastically hike the hourly wage for fast food workers in New York to $15 an hour will ripple well beyond the fast food industry and will do nothing but further disadvantage businesses and job opportunities in this state.

The higher wages will be phased in over the next several years, with workers earning $15 an hour by end of 2018 in New York City, and by July 2021 in the rest of the state.

New York–Canada Summit discusses the issues

Earlier this month, City & State, the only media company devoted solely to covering government and politics, launched its Buffalo bureau to provide in-depth coverage of political and policy issues that are relevant to Buffalo and Western New York.

On October 16, in collaboration with the Partnership, City & State hosted a New York-Canada Summit that highlighted the importance of cultivating and maintaining a strong, efficient border relationship to support and expand New York and Canada’s $32.2 billion bilateral trade network.