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State Senate passes budget that includes minimum-wage increase, $350 rebate for some families

New York’s Senate wrapped up an overnight session by passing the state's $136 billion state budget.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – New York’s Senate wrapped up an overnight session by passing the state's $136 billion state budget.

The new budget includes gradually raising the minimum wage to over $9 an hour over the course of three years.

Senate co-leader Dean Skelos told New York Newsday the budget is “pro-jobs and pro-family.”

Highlights of the budget include:
  • A $350 rebate in 2014 for families with at least one child making between $40,000 and $300,000 a year
  • An increase in education aid of $1B
  • Local aid for road and bridge projects

The budget must now be passed by the State Assembly.

A complete report on the budget is available on the New York Daily News website.

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