California aims to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

March 29, 2016 7:20 AM

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California aims to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

syndication.ap.orgChuck Hammers, owner of Pizza My Heart, center, watches as employee Tommy Selves, left, prepares a pizza Monday, March 28, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. A political deal to raise California's minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour could help some workers cope with the state's crushing cost of living but also deprive other low-wage earners of jobs altogether, economists said Monday as Gov. Jerry Brown and other leaders touted what would be a landmark agreement. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A political deal to raise California's minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour could help some workers cope with the state's crushing cost of living but also deprive other low-wage earners of jobs altogether, economists said Monday as Gov. Jerry Brown and other leaders...

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