California Assembly Approves Hike in State’s Minimum Wage

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SACRAMENTO (LA Times) –

The Assembly passed a proposal Thursday to hike California’s minimum wage from $8 to $9.25 an hour over the next three years and require future increases to keep pace with inflation.

Higher wages would “allow our families to provide for their children, pay their bills and give them dignity and respect,” said Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), the bill’s author.

The measure, which now goes to the Senate, was one of scores that lawmakers advanced as they raced to meet an internal deadline to keep legislation moving.

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