News Summary: Bill would boost Calif. minimum wage

AP News
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 1:11 PM

WAGE HIKE: California's minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill passed by the state Legislature, making it one of the highest rates in the nation.

BROWN ON BOARD: Gov. Jerry Brown indicated earlier this week that he would sign the bill, calling it an overdue piece of legislation that would help working-class families.

NATIONAL DEBATE: It would be the first increase in the state's minimum wage in six years and comes amid a national debate over whether it is fair to pay fast-food workers, retail clerks and others wages so low that they often have to work second or third jobs.