Quantcast

The Latest: California governor hails minimum wage proposal - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

The Latest: California governor hails minimum wage proposal

Posted: Updated:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - -

The Latest on the proposed increase in California's minimum wage (all times local):
    
1:10 p.m.
    
Gov. Jerry Brown is hailing as a matter of economic justice a proposal to make California the first state to raise the minimum wage to $15.
    
The Democratic governor joined legislative and labor leaders Monday in announcing an agreement to raise the rate gradually to $15 an hour by January 2022.
    
Senate leader Kevin de Leon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, says the increase will aid nearly 6 million Californians.
    
He and Brown touted the proposal as California leading the way on easing income equality.
    
Businesses with fewer than 25 employees would get an additional year to phase in the increases. The governor could pause the increases in times of budgetary or economic downturns.
    
Wages would increase to keep up with inflation after 2023.
    
____
    
11:50 a.m.
    
Gov. Jerry Brown and other California leaders are discussing for the first time what his office is calling a "landmark deal" to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    
The Democratic governor plans to outline on Monday a tentative agreement he reached with labor unions to boost the state's minimum wage from $10.
    
The increase would give California by far the largest statewide minimum wage.
    
Democratic state Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco says that if an agreement is finalized, it would go before lawmakers by replacing his minimum-wage bill that stalled last year.
    
Legislative approval of a minimum-wage package would avoid taking the issue to the ballot. One union-backed initiative has already qualified for the ballot, and a second, competing measure is also trying to qualify.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Colorado Peak Fall Colors

    Colorado Peak Fall Colors

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:24 AM EDT2017-09-13 13:24:44 GMT

    Fall is now a week and a half away and the plants are getting geared up for the big change in color! Colorado is blessed with a gorgeous flowing landscape and when those aspens start turning, the view can be incredible. Here is a map that shows where and when the peak fall color changes usually start. 

    Fall is now a week and a half away and the plants are getting geared up for the big change in color! Colorado is blessed with a gorgeous flowing landscape and when those aspens start turning, the view can be incredible. Here is a map that shows where and when the peak fall color changes usually start. 

  • Police flooded by media requests for 'Mad Pooper' story

    Police flooded by media requests for 'Mad Pooper' story

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:52:55 GMT

    When a Colorado Springs family shared their story detailing the woman jogger who repeatedly went to the bathroom in their yard, the calls for comment from police started and haven't slowed down.

    When a Colorado Springs family shared their story detailing the woman jogger who repeatedly went to the bathroom in their yard, the calls for comment from police started and haven't slowed down.

  • Vandals dump sugar inside gas tank of pink Cadillac, business owner says

    Vandals dump sugar inside gas tank of pink Cadillac, business owner says

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-09-21 04:43:30 GMT

    A local business owner is trying to get to the bottom of what looks like some targeted vandalism.  She says someone dumped a bag of sugar in the gas tank of her 1960's Cadillac.   The owner, Lisa Harrington, says it happened on Saturday with lots of activity in the store and in the area.  The Cadillac, a landmark associated with the store, was parked on West Colorado Avenue at the time. It wasn't until a few days later when Harrington realized something was wrong.

    A local business owner is trying to get to the bottom of what looks like some targeted vandalism.  She says someone dumped a bag of sugar in the gas tank of her 1960's Cadillac.   The owner, Lisa Harrington, says it happened on Saturday with lots of activity in the store and in the area.  The Cadillac, a landmark associated with the store, was parked on West Colorado Avenue at the time. It wasn't until a few days later when Harrington realized something was wrong.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2017, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?