By DAVID KLEPPER
ALBANY (AP) - Several of New York state’s largest and most influential business groups are coming together to fight Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call for a $15 minimum wage, saying such a steep increase would devastate small businesses and lead to higher prices for consumers.
The organized opposition will launch its push to defeat the proposal on Wednesday at the state Capitol. The coalition includes the state Farm Bureau, the Restaurant Association, Associated General Contractors of New York and several other trade groups and chambers of commerce.