New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to see a $1 minimum wage in New York state and a statewide $15 minimum wage.
In a press conference Wednesday, he said he hopes to have the governor sign the bill into law by the end of the month.
In the statement, de Blasio said, “I think we can create a $12 minimum wage statewide and a minimum wage of $15 statewide, and that’s the most important thing for New Yorkers.”
He said that was what he wanted to see happen.
De Blasio also called on the state legislature to approve a minimum-wage increase in order to ensure that people “can get by” and not “end up with an increase of $1.50 or $2.”
De Blasio has made $150,000 in the last month.
As we previously reported, the mayor also plans to push for $50 million in additional funding to fight homelessness in New Jersey.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has not yet committed to signing the bill, but he said in a statement that he is “looking forward to the Governor’s signature of this bill to help New Yorkers pay their fair share of taxes and make sure that we have a livable economy.”