Gov. Andrew Cuomo says local minimum wages would disrupt state economy

The governor says that cities within a state

The governor says that cities within a state should not compete economically. (February 12, 2014 8:39 AM)

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to raise the minimum wage in New York City, but he isn't getting all the support he needs in Albany. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is opposed to letting individual municipalities set their own minimum wages and tax rates, arguing that it will "cannibalize" the state economy. He says that while states compete with each other economically, cities within a state should not. 

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