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California Legislature OKs
minimum wage boost

Los Angeles Times, by Marc Lifsher

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Posted By:PageTurner, 9/12/2013 11:20:22 PM

SACRAMENTO — A bill to raise the state minimum wage to $10 an hour by January 2016 has been approved by the California Legislature and sent to the governor. The hourly increase would take effect in two steps: from $8 to $9 in July 2014 and to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016. The heavily lobbied bill, AB10, was approved by both the Senate and the Assembly on Thursday. It now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who pledged to sign the measure by Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville). Labor unions actively supported the increase; business lobbyists opposed it.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Islander, 9/13/2013 12:01:17 AM     (No. 9518696)

As we have for the past few years, Texas will provide a warm welcome to our newly arriving business partners.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 9/13/2013 12:10:25 AM     (No. 9518704)

gee, i wonder if union contracts in California have their pay scales pegged to the minimum wage....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: veritas, 9/13/2013 12:13:31 AM     (No. 9518708)

Why?

I can´t imagine that the clerks in the California unemployment offices are complaining of too many slow days.

Then again, I harbor this wack-a-doo idea that there´s a relationship between what´s produced and what can be paid to produce it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 9/13/2013 12:31:31 AM     (No. 9518719)

Recommendation? If you are young and thinking of starting your own business someday, have lots of kids. Employ your family.

You pay them what they earn, when they earn it. They´ll love and trust you. No unemployment insurance, no sitting around, no lawsuits. And you grow the family business together.

And then you can tell the government to go pound sand.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bob913, 9/13/2013 12:50:11 AM     (No. 9518736)

The ones thinking they will see an increase will be the ones that will be laid off as the company they worked for moves.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JediJerry, 9/13/2013 3:52:17 AM     (No. 9518789)

This should bring the illegals swarming in to Mexiforniaco.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/13/2013 4:48:02 AM     (No. 9518802)

Democrat economics strikes again. They are so brilliant! By the way, the red states welcome all you businesses relocating because your costs are too high in CA.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/13/2013 4:57:11 AM     (No. 9518806)

Liberals really believe that when they raise the minimum wage,the employer will take the increase out of their own pockets.It´s the same kind of thinking the unions have which has cost them millions of jobs. You can´t pay people more than what their market value is worth or you set off a wave of consumer inflation which is anoher form of tax increase.

Death by suicide comesin many shapes and sizes. Sometimes it´s a sudden termintaion of something,like a person hanging themselves. Then you have a slowmotion death by suicide which is what liberals doto themselves to convince unsuspecting peoplethat they care.

What good does it to to raise the MW and in the process cause a lot of people to lose their jobs.Government unions are more than happy to throw entry level workers under the bus to keep their own greed based benefits in place.I´ll bet this law excludes illegals from being paid the MW which wil make them more attractive to business but cost an American their job.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 9/13/2013 4:58:14 AM     (No. 9518809)

I think they should make it $20 because California is a "special test case".
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/13/2013 5:14:41 AM     (No. 9518817)

I foresee a step-up in business migration to other states.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/13/2013 7:00:46 AM     (No. 9518889)

This will cause more businesses to move out of California and more illegal aliens to move there. If you don´t live in California that it not a bad thing.

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