“I congratulate Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie on negotiating a budget that will support working families and will uplift communities across New York. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is an historic victory and an important step and I thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership in getting it done. In addition, New York now has strong paid family leave – something which is going to help countless families across the state. No one should have to choose between their family and their job, and now they won’t have to.”