California Set to Raise State Minimum Wage

Posted on AllSides September 14th, 2013
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Workers in California would be paid at least $10 an hour in 2016 under a bill passed by the legislature Thursday, a measure likely to make the state the first to guarantee such a high minimum wage.

Gov. Jerry Brown already has pledged his support for the legislation, which would increase the state's current minimum wage of $8 an hour to $9 an hour next July and $10 an hour by January 2016.

"The minimum wage has not kept pace with rising costs," said Mr. Brown, a Democrat, who has...

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