Advocates Cite New Fed Stats in Push for NY Funds

The Hunger Action Network of New York State notes the rise in poverty noted last week by the federal government shows a greater need to raise New York's minimum wage

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012  |  Updated 8:54 AM EDT
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Advocates Cite New Fed Stats in Push for NY Funds

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One of New York's major advocacy groups for the poor is using new federal statistics as it sets its agenda for the state budget now being developed.
 
The Hunger Action Network of New York State notes the rise in poverty noted last week by the federal government shows a greater need to raise New York's minimum wage.

  The proposal died during the regular session.
 
The minimum wage would rise to $8.50 an hour from $7.25 under an Assembly Democratic proposal.
 
Hunger Action's Mark Dunlea says it will discuss its priorities for the 2013-14 state budget at an upcoming meeting.
 

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