Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York knows that those making minimum wage would love to get a raise, but according to him if it is going to happen this year then it will be up their employers to actually give them a raise. It won't be by passing a law this year.
I know there have been a lot of red flag warnings due to the earlier lack of rain we had this season, so at first I thought it may have been Smokey The Bear. Nope! A real black bear was spotted in the back yard of a Albany residential neighborhood.
There are many ways the welfare system gets abused. One is by people who take the benefits that they are really and legally not entitled to by falsifying information and finances on their applications for services.