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Clinton to visit Democratic lawmakers in Albany Monday

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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York senator Hillary Clinton swung through Syracuse ahead of the state's April 19 primary.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will come to Albany Monday to meet with Assembly and Senate Democrats.

Heastie said Clinton wants to share her views with New York Democrats and thank them for their support, but he said she is also likely seeking help in get out the vote efforts for the April 19 New York presidential primary.  

“I’m sure that’s part of it, she’s running for president, she’s in the middle of campaign,” Heastie said. “One of the biggest mistakes that elected officials could ever make is taking places for granted. You know, all politics is local.”

Clinton’s visit comes just days after the legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved a budget with a phased-in minimum wage increase that gives downstate workers a $15 minimum wage in between three and six years, and upstate workers a $12.50 minimum wage in five years. The legislature also passed a paid family leave phase that, when fully implemented, will be the most generous in the nation.