State budget deal could come next week
We could see a state budget deal as early as this week. It would be historically early, however, there are still some wrinkles to be ironed out. Zack Fink joined us from the Capitol with more.
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Lawmakers in Albany could come to a state budget deal as early as this week and it could include a minimum wage increase. There are a still few issues that need to be worked out though.
Lawmakers, with the exception of Republicans in the Senate, are in agreement that they want a minimum wage increase sometime this year, but the issue has been whether to include it in the budget
"There are no agreements until there is total agreement," Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said.
"We passed a one house budget resolution, which was the Independent Democratic Conference and the Republicans coming together with a document. It received 47 votes and it had the minimum wage," Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein said.
Some lawmakers want to see minimum wage go up to $9 an hour.