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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