ALBANY, N.Y. - New York on Tuesday became the first state to enact a $15 minimum wage for state workers, on the heels of a wage increase for fast-food workers.
"When fully phased in on July 1, 2021, this wage increase has an annual projected cost of roughly $20.6 million, including the anticipated effect of fringe benefits," according to a statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
The increase will take effect on the same schedule as Cuomo's proposal for statewide, all-industry $15 minimum wage.
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