From the Morning Memo:

As Mayor Bill de Blasio moves to raise the minimum wage for New York City workers to $15 an hour, a Capitol observer on Tuesday noted it was Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the moderate Democrat, who dragged the liberal mayor along.

Cuomo at a rally with 1199 and other labor leaders as part of his minimum wage campaign named in honor of his late father this week nudged New York City (and de Blasio’s administration) to push for a $15 minimum wage.

“Reaching out to other businesses, reaching out to other government officials, asking them to come on board, asking controller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Lettisha James, bring the City of New York with us,” Cuomo said at the rally. “Join this crusade. That is track one.”

Cuomo has through executive power raised the minimum wage for fast-food workers, state workers and SUNY employees. De Blasio as mayor lacks similar authority, but will be re-negotiating city contracts with the intent of raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2018.

The mayor, too, has support increasing the minimum wage to $15 before Cuomo fully embraced a nationally campaign to do so. Cuomo had during the previous legislative session signaled skepticism that a $15 minimum wage could pass in the Senate.

Both de Blasio and Cuomo are locked in an ongoing and public feud.