Minimum wage to increase in new year

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YONKERS -

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

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