Nalysis of an article (for Micro-economics class)

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An analysis of an article from the New York Times entitled:
Veto on Minimum Wage Rouses Many in Albany
By AL BAKER  July 31, 2004
ALBANY, July 30 Democrats and allies of New Yorks lowest-paid workers vowed on Friday to fight back after Gov. George E. Pataki vetoed an increase of the minimum wage, a move that aligned the governor more closely with the conservative wing of his party.
There were calls for a legislative override and for turning up the political heat on the State Senates Republican majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno, who had resisted the wage increase until leading Democrats vowed to flog vulnerable Republican New York City senators for failing to move on the measure when they face election this fall. There was also speculation about whether Mr. Bruno, with help from Mr. Pataki, a fellow Republican, was trying to have it both ways on an issue long popular with liberals, the Working Families Party and labor unions.
The measure would have raised the minimum wage by $2 over the next 17 months, a popular idea in the New York City, where Republican senators could either take credit for it or blame anyone who blocked it.
There are two possibilities, said Senator Eric T. Schneiderman, a Democrat from Manhattan, speaking of speculation in Albany about why the governor vetoed the bill: One, that Joe and the governor cooked this up all along, cooked this plan up together. The other is that the governor just put a rather large knife in Joes back.”
For his part, Mr. Bruno called both theories ”just totally untrue.He said he understood the governors decision to veto and stood by the Senates vote to increase the wage but would not put the override question before Republican senators at a meeting on Monday, when they are to return to Albany to extend state spending in the face of a near record-breaking budget deadlock.
The whole issue of what we do is not going to be on a conference agenda until we get the rest of the priority issues done, Mr. Bruno said in a telephone interview Friday evening. First things first.”
Meanwhile, Sheldon Silver, the Democratic speaker of the State Assembly, said he would urge Democrats to override the veto in the coming weeks and criticized Mr. Pataki, saying he had turned his back on more than 700,000 working people who earn $5.15 to $7.10 an hour.
Aides to the governor dismissed stray speculation about his motives. They have insisted that after a torturous debate, the governor was moved on the merits to strike a bill that he believed would increase costs for small businesses, forcing them to close shop or cut jobs that would be lost to nearby states, like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, that have not raised the $5.15 minimum wage.
Mr. Patakis position is that he the wage should be increased, but it should be done by the federal government. It is a position Mr. Bruno also held until late July, when it seemed that Congress would not act.
This was not a political calculation, said one aide to the governor who spoke on condition of anonymity. Obviously, the political answer would have been to sign the bill.”
The aide shrugged off the fact that the governor, at the Legislatures request, seemed to put some urgency in the matter last week by sending a so-called message of necessity. The message allows a speedy vote by lawmakers; they do not have to let a bill age for three days, as is otherwise required by the State Constitution. Aides said that Mr. Pataki had vetoed bills 12 times after sending messages of necessity.
As of Friday, the situation was still very fluid in Albany. Mr. Bruno said he still had to review the governors veto message. Mr. Silver was returning from the Democratic convention in Boston. And some, including labor unions, were formulating strategies. Denis M. Hughes, president of the New York State A.F.L.-C.I.O., who backed the increase, said the governors move could not be viewed outside the context of the election season and the budget debate.
Democrats asked why the governor acted when he did, late on a Thursday when John Kerry was about to capture the headlines by accepting the Democratic nomination for president.
Supporters of raising the minimum wage vowed to fight for an override. We expect that the lawmakers who voted for this bill last week are prepared to vote for it again in an override, said Robert P. Master, the co-chairman of the Working Families Party, which has long has pushed for the increase. If theres resistance to an override, we are going to organize an all-out grass-roots campaign, no-holds barred, to ensure that an override happens.
Michael Long, the chairman of the Conservative Party, said he hoped Mr. Bruno would not buckle to outside pressure. Mr. Long has already removed the partys endorsement of Mr. Bruno and other Republican senators and is preparing for a court battle over who should get the Conservative line in a race for former Senator Guy J. Velellas seat, which runs like horseshoe through the Bronx and Westchester.
I think, sincerely, Senator Bruno wanted the minimum wage raised for the benefit of his races, Mr. Long said. It does not do him any good if it does not get accomplished.”







GUIDELINES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF THE ARTICLE


Use the following subheadings in your case analysis presentation:

a. INTRODUCTION--Under this subheading, present a summary/overview of the article.

b. PROBLEMS/ISSUES--Under this subheading, you should identify key problems and/or issues presented in the article. Do you agree or disagree with some of the writers assertions?

c. ANALYSIS--Here, you need to present an analysis of the article. You should answer the questions at the end of the article one at a time. You should also list and explain the concepts and theories in the textbook that relates to or that are presented in the article.

d. CONCLUSION--Under this subheading, you must present how the article relate to information in the text book and how you benefited from the analysis of the article.