Buffalo News: Jonathon Welch, Minimum wage increase would help small businesses

Op-Ed By Jonathon Welch

Buffalo News, June 6, 2012

The best way for state legislators in New York to support small businesses is to help us get our customers back.

Unfortunately, many policy-makers in Albany are trying to support small businesses by blocking policies needed to boost consumer demand. A case in point is the current proposal to raise the state minimum wage, which the Republican leadership in the State Senate has refused to consider even after the Assembly approved an increase.

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