From the morning memo:

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo moves to support a version of allowing local governments to hike the state’s minimum wage, he appears to be embracing a measure introduced earlier this year by Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh and backed by IDC Sen. Diane Savino in the Senate.

The bill would provide a local differential of up to 25 percent above the statewide minimum wage.

Read the bill’s details here.

Advocates over the weekend at the Working Families Party convention backed a plan that would cap increases at 30 percent above the current minimum wage, which is being phased up to $9 by the start of 2016.

If the 30 percent cap plan moves forward, a local government could raise its minimum wage as high as $13.13.

A reader pointed out to me yesterday that this is a similar agreement that Cuomo appears to be lining up behind.

Cuomo on Sunday indicated he remained opposed to allowing local governments to increase the wage on their own without some control from Albany.

However, Cuomo said he backs a proposal that allows local governments to raise the wage “within a state prescribed formula to adjust a local wage, but not that the locality gets to set that rate whatever they want.”

Those who brokered the deal for Cuomo to receive the endorsement of the liberal Working Families Party on Monday insisted this wasn’t a shift in the governor’s support for the plan.

In addition to pushing for local control of minimum wage increases, advocates and Democratic lawmakers also back a plan that sets the new wage at $10.10 an hour, similar to what President Obama has proposed on the federal level.

The state’s current minimum wage is $8 an hour.

“It’s very encouraging that Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced his support for this approach,” Kavanagh said in a statement. “I applaud and thank him for taking this step, and I look forward to working with him, and with the legislative leaders and my colleagues in both the Assembly and the Senate, to get this type of legislation enacted.”