NY lawmakers agree to statewide $15 minimum wage increase

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York lawmakers say they have come to an agreement on a plan for a statewide minimum wage increase of $15.



State lawmakers met in Albany Thursday and agreed to include the bill in the state budget in 2017.



The bill includes statewide $15 minimum wage and 12 weeks of paid family leave. 



State lawmakers also agreed to include unprecedented investment in education, middle class tax cuts and record spending on infrastructure statewide.



The plan says that minimum wage will raise to $11 an hour by the end of 2016 and then an additional $2 each year after. 



The increase of $15 won't take effect until 2018, according to lawmakers. 


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