Dryden's Congressional Representative, Sherwood Boehlert, tells the Auburn Citizen that he'll be pushing for a national $7.15 hourly minimum wage, following New York State's recent increase. Boehlert says he is doing this:
Posted by simon at March 1, 2005 12:14 PM in politics (national)
...to prevent New York from losing businesses after joining a handful of states with an increased minimum wage.
Boehlert also said his legislation - which is still being drafted - will offer some form of tax breaks to small businesses to offset the costs of the minimum wage increase....
"We have some states, especially southern states, that haven't raised their minimum wages. They've actually been pirating companies away," said Sam Marchio, Boehlert's spokesperson.