NEW YORK COUNTY POLITICS: MANH Lawmakers on the Move, July 19, 2019

Maloney Testifies in Favor of Raise the Wage Act

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) testified in support of the “Raise the Wage” act yesterday.

The bill, which was passed later that day, will gradually hike the minimum wage up to $15 per hour over the next few years.

“The minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 for the past ten years,” said Maloney. “And during that time, the cost of housing, food childcare and education has risen. But the minimum wage has been stuck. I urge a very strong vote on this, to support the minimum wage, and to get millions of workers the raise they so justly deserve.”

The plan was passed in a 231-199 vote.

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