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Business, Central New York, Government, Religion

Upstate New York Faith Leaders Push for Minimum Wage Increase

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By Emma Pettersen Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) Yesterday faith leaders from across New York state came together in the capitol to urge lawmakers to include Governor Cuomo’s plan for a gradual minimum wage increase to $15/hour in this year’s budget. Politicians and organizers have spoken out about the economic benefits of the increase, but faith leaders […]

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Central New York

New State Legislation Could Eliminate Tax from Feminine Hygiene Products

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By Emma Pettersen Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal has introduced legislation that would eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products. Local Asemblywoman Pamela Hunter said in a statement that she generally supports the bill , but has a few concerns about its affect on tax revenue. “Before signing on to […]

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