Cathy Nolan

Karen Dewitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

The New York State legislature is approving new protections for farmworkers that supporters say are long overdue. The measures give farmworkers the right to receive overtime pay of one-and-a-half times their regular wages after they have worked more than 60 hours in a week.

One of the ethics reforms agreed to in the state budget has still not been passed by State Assembly Democrats, and minority party Republicans say they are worried that the bill will be delayed, or watered down.