Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown
Ogdensburg
Massena-Potsdam
Lowville
Carthage
Malone
NNY Business
NNY Living
NNY Ads
Sat., Dec. 20
SUBSCRIBE
Serving the community of Ogdensburg, New York
18°F
Related Stories

Tresidder says minimum wage hike is No. 1 priority

PREV
NEXT
ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

I'm currently interviewing a boatload of people who want to represent you in the state Legislature — no easy task, considering that the north country was badly gerrymandered — and wanted to share a quick tidbit from one of my interviews.
Like all the legislators, I asked Amy Tresidder, a Democrat running for state Senate against Sen. Patty Ritchie, what her top priority in the Senate would be.
She was the only one to strike at the heart of a concrete policy question.
"I think it's one of the things that, on my platform, it's one of the things that will most likely be addressed," Mrs. Tresidder said.
She has previously said she's support the minimum-wage increase, but the fact that she named it as a No. 1 priority gives her campaign a new populist twist.
Democrats in the Senate and Assembly want to hike the minimum wage, and a proposal earlier this year would have raised it to $8.50 an hour, from $7.25.
Mrs. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, didn't support that particular proposal, but hasn't ruled out supporting a hypothetical minimum wage increase at an unspecified level.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Giveaway
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
OGD on FacebookOGD on Twitter
Thursday 's Covers