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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New York’s Plan To Raise Minimum Wage Could Hurt Nonprofits

Genie Denton makes less than $12 an hour as a part-time caregiver at Clinton County ARC. "You have to embrace creativity," she said. "I get my clothes from a second-hand store. My car I will drive till it's dead." She deserves a raise, she said, but she's concerned about the impact of the proposed wage hike on the economy. (Zach Hirsch/North Country Public Radio)

Genie Denton makes less than $12 an hour as a part-time caregiver at Clinton County ARC. “You have to embrace creativity,” she said. “I get my clothes from a second-hand store. My car I will drive till it’s dead.” She deserves a raise, she said, but she’s concerned about the impact of the proposed wage hike on the economy. (Zach Hirsch/North Country Public Radio)

New York is one of more than a dozen states and cities considering raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal faces opposition from some lawmakers and businesses in the state.

As Zach Hirsch of Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio reports, many nonprofits are also concerned. They fear they won’t have the money to fund the increase.

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