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Questions Persist As Lawmakers, Cuomo Aim For NY Budget Deal

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Likely within days, New Yorkers will find out whether the minimum wage is going up.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to enact a $15 wage is one of several issues to be decided as the Democratic governor and state lawmakers seek to work out a state budget deal before an April 1 deadline.

Other items include funding for roads and bridges and competing tax plans from the Assembly and Senate. The Democratic-led Assembly wants to raise taxes on millionaires while cutting them for other tax payers; the Republican-controlled Senate is pushing a much bigger middle class tax plan.

The budget is expected to contain a plan for allowing workers to take paid time off to care for a sick relative or new child. Ethics reform, however, won't be included.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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