Minimum wage to increase in new yearPosted: Updated:
The new year is bringing a minimum wage increase and a middle class tax cut.
The wage will go up around the state on New Year's Eve as part of the gradual, phased-in increase to $15 an hour.
The size of the increase varies around the state, with the minimum going from $11 to $13 an hour for most workplaces in New York City.
Beginning January first, the minimum wage in Westchester County rises to $11 per hour from $10 an hour.
Fast food workers will get an even bigger increase, up to $11.75 hour.
The rest of the Hudson Valley will see a minimum wage of $10.40, that's up from $9.70.
On Jan. 1, 4.4 million middle class New Yorkers will begin seeing a tax cut, with the average savings amount to $250.
AP wires were used in this report