January 18, 2015
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo spent the weekend making announcements for his goals for 2015 (also known as the Opportunity Agenda 2015).
Here’s the rundown on what the governor wants to do:
- Raising minimum wage from $9.00 an hour to $10.50
- Putting half a billion out there for home owners who need help getting their house paid for
- Giving $220 million to help the homeless
- Giving $4.5 million to help the hungry
- Letting college graduates who get out of school in New York State, who stay in the state and make less than $50,000 a year, don’t have to start paying back their loans for two year.
Mayor Shawn Hogan says that Steuben County housing, employment and poverty programs will get attention from the governor’s Opportunity Agenda.