Assembly Minority Warns Of Negative Impact Of Minimum Wage Increase [VIDEO]
They were joined by representatives from the business community, farming industry and non-profit organizations.
Butler says his district relies heavily on the agriculture and toursim industries, two areas where the increased minimum wage will have a very negative impact.
The Assembly Minority has proposed legislation to provide greater financial help to low-income New Yorkers and increase access to training and education for those seeking higher-quality jobs.
A recent report from the American Action Forum and the Empire State Center for New York State Policy found increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost the state at last 220,000 and as many as 588,000 jobs.