The California Senate approved a plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour in 2017, and, following that, tying it to the rate of inflation. Way to go, Golden State!
Perhaps Jesse Ventura's proposal for a maximum wage will be considered at some point in the near future.
Monday marked a historic day for the state of California, as its Senate voted to pass a minimum wage increase to $13 an hour. Currently the minimum wage in California is at $9 an hour, and will rise again in 2016 to $10 an hour.
That's a 3-buck jump! Doesn't seem like a lot looking at it, but this is a big deal when other states haven't even adopted a minimum wage increase (we're looking at you Idaho, Kansas, North Carolina...the list goes on and on...need we continue?).
The proposal was brought forward by Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. It arrives two years after Cali Gov. Jerry Brown signed a legislation giving the Golden State one of the highest minimum wage rates in the nation. The Senate approved the bill on a 23-15 vote, mostly opposed by Republicans. This means the bill will now be sent to the state Assembly.
What do you think, vigilant viewers? Good on California? Sound off below!
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