Assemblyman Marc Butler joined his Assembly colleagues in Albany today to offer alternatives to Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed $15 an hour minimum wage.

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.


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