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Fri May 31, 2013, 10:03 AM

Bill to raise CA minimum wage to $9.25 clears Assembly

A bill to raise California's minimum wage to $9.25 over the next three years won approval Thursday in the state Assembly. Assembly Bill 10 by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, passed 45-25 mostly along party lines. It would be the first bump in minimum wage since 2008, when it was raised by 50 cents to $8. "The last time the minimum wage was increased, gas was $3.25 a gallon in California," Alejo said. "I don't know about you, but I haven't seen gas prices at that level in a long time."
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The California Chamber of Commerce listed Alejo's bill on its annual list of "job killers," saying it unfairly raises employers' costs of doing business in the state.
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Alejo disagreed that his bill would slow the economic recovery. "When minimum wage workers have more money, they spend it," he said. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/05/bill-to-increase-states-minimum-wage-passes-assembly-floor.html#storylink=cpy

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SunSeeker May 2013 OP
FreakinDJ May 2013 #1
petronius May 2013 #2
KamaAina May 2013 #3
antiquie May 2013 #4
KamaAina May 2013 #5
KamaAina May 2013 #6
Jamaal510 Jun 2013 #7
SunSeeker Jun 2013 #8

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 10:06 AM

1. Good for the Economy

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 10:18 AM

2. looking back at the days of $3.25 gasoline as something akin

to the good old days sure sounds funny...

Good news about the minimum wage bill - hope the Senate agrees.

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Response to petronius (Reply #2)

Fri May 31, 2013, 12:25 PM

3. Not to mention the governor

who, despite bearing an uncanny resemblance to former Gov. Jerry Brown, has shown himself not to be friendly toward the little guy.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #4)

Fri May 31, 2013, 03:31 PM

5. "Vote for him and you get me free!"

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 03:37 PM

6. Blah blah blah job killer blah blah monkey balls WHARGARBLE!!1!11!!11!

Who's paying minimum wage? Retail, food service (mainly fast food) and, in California, fruit and vegetable growers (if that ). Is Walmart going to move all their stores to Nevada or Oregon and make us drive there to shop? Or McDonald's? Are the growers just going to let the Central Valley, where half the country's produce is grown, sit idle? As Al would have said to Tim on Home Improvement, "I don't think so."

Case in point: San Jose raised its minimum wage to $10 an hour at the beginning of this year. The coalition against it was (surprise) mostly led by restaurants, including Jack in the Box (a regional burger chain) and a chain of pizza joints called, for real, Pizza My Heart. They threatened to close down and make everybody drive out of San Jose, which measures about 16 by 10 miles, to Santa Clara or Campbell for a burger or pizza. Well, guess what? January 1 came and went, and they're still here. The sky isn't falling.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 04:52 PM

7. I have always wondered how that works,

to have the federal minimum wage be one thing, yet have the local minimum wage be something else. Does the federal wage set the limit across the country for the lowest employers can pay their workers?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 03:31 PM

8. Yes. nt

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