posted on January 11, 2013 11:37
Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address was just two days ago, and now he’s working to keep his word about the bold agenda he set forth.
The Governor is optimistic he'll be able to get a minimum wage increase bill pushed through the Legislature. Cuomo fought for a minimum wage hike last year that had initially been proposed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, but the plan died in the Republican-led Senate.
Cuomo says he thinks the proposal has a better chance this go-round since it has the support of roughly 80 percent of voters and a new Senate leadership coalition of the Independent Democratic Conference and Republican senators.
Cuomo also continues to push his women's equality measure introduced in his State of the State address.
Cuomo met with representatives of advocacy groups Thursday as he looks to build support for his plan that calls for everything from pay equality to protections of a woman's right to choose.
The Governor says he hopes to build a coalition that can spread across the state and deliver his message on the women’s equality agenda.