Calling For Alternative To Governor’s $15/Hour Minimum Wage Increase

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua), members of the Assembly Minority Conference and representatives from small businesses and non-profit organizations will hold a press conference on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m. to call for an increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit and other job-skills programs as alternatives to the Governor’s plan to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.
           
WHO:            Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua)
                      Patrick Pipino, Owner, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Saratoga
                      Business Council of New York State
                      National Federation of Independent Business
                      Unshackle Upstate
                      New York Farm Bureau
                      Washington, Warren & Albany Counties Chapter of NYSARC, Inc.
                      Members of the Assembly Minority Conference
 
WHAT:         Leader Kolb & the Assembly Minority Conference reject the Governor’s
                     $15/hr. minimum wage increase. The Assembly Minority will offer
                     legislation to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (A.9102, Kolb) and
                     augment training & educational programs to improve access to quality
                     jobs (A.8691-A, Lupinacci).
 
WHEN:         WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
                                               
WHERE:       Back of Assembly Chamber
 
CONTACT:   Michael Fraser, (518) 455-3751; (518) 859-8518, cell

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