Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested that allowing local governments to set their own minimum wages could create a “chaotic situation." Credit: Getty Images
Gov. Andrew Cuomo preemptively dashed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s hopes of Albany allowing the city to set its own minimum wage.
During a radio interview on Tuesday, Cuomo didn't directly spurn the proposal laid out by de Blasio during his State of the City address. However, the governor suggested that allowing local governments to set their own wages could create a “chaotic situation."
"I'm in favor of something called the constitution of the state of New York, which suggests that we have localities and what the localities deem important for the localities is taken seriously," Cuomo said.
“But we are also one state, and we don’t want to cannibalize ourselves," he added.