The State Assembly wants to follow President Barack Obama's lead and give low-wage New Yorkers a bigger raise.
A new proposed bill would raise the state's minimum wage to $9 an hour, which would mirror the plan President Obama laid out in his State of the Union address.
Governor Andrew Cuomo had originally called for the minimum wage to be raised to $8.75.
If passed, the increase would kick in at the beginning of 2014.
The bill would also require that the minimum wage be adjusted yearly for inflation.
The minimum wage in New York is $7.25 and has only increased 10 cents over the last six years.