Governor Cuomo in favor of raising wages for prisoners in state lock up

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In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signaled he’s open to raising wages for state prisoners.

A bill that failed to clear the state legislature this year would raise the minimum wage for prisoners to $3 an hour.

A 2017 report from the prison policy initiative found that New York prisoners can get paid as low as 10 cents per hour.

The democrat weighed in on prisoner wages while defending against criticisms of his plan to require motorists to replace their license plates every 10 years, at a cost of $25.

Meanwhile, dozens of New York state troopers are on standby to help as Florida residents brace for hurricane Dorian.

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