BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo will get a chance next month to weigh in on plans to raise the state's minimum wage.
The Assembly is holding a series of hearings over the next few weeks to talk about a Democratic plan to raise the hourly minimum from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour next year.
The hearing in Buffalo is scheduled for May 11 at 1pm in Common Council Chambers. If you want to testify, you'll find a form to apply here .
New York set its minimum wage at $7.15 in 2007 and it went up ten cents with the federal minimum in 2009. 19 other states have higher minimum wages.
Many businesses oppose the wage hike say it will increase their costs.
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