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.