The state of New York is the first to declare a $15 minimum wage for all state employees, and as of January 2016, workers for the City of New York can also look forward to a raised minimum wage of $15-an-hour. While this marks a victory for some, many workers nationwide struggle to earn a living wage.
Bill de Blasio
Charter schools will now receive more money per pupil than public schools, according to a budget agreement reached by the New York State legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo in March 2013.
Bill de Blasio defeated Joe Lhota in New York City’s election for mayor on Tuesday, November 5. De Blasio will be the first new mayor in New York City since 2002 when he takes office in January, 2014.