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NY lawmakers head back to work in Albany

Updated: 01/13/2014 9:31 AM
Created: 01/13/2014 8:07 AM WHEC.com

Local representatives are in Albany Monday for the start of the 2014 legislative session.

The Assembly has already introduced legislation to speed the minimum wage hike so it increases to $9 an hour by the end of the year. That is a full year ahead of schedule.

Also on the agenda this session are topics Governor Cuomo talked about in his State of the State address. That includes all day pre-k, tax breaks for businesses and the location of up to seven upstate casinos on non-Indian land.

Pat Taney will be covering today’s session and he has a special New York State Exposed report on the attendance rate of our local legislators. Join us tonight at 5 and 6 for his report.



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