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L.A. City Council should take time to get minimum wage hike right
L.A. City Council should take time to get minimum wage hike right

Several Los Angeles City Council members have requested further study of how Mayor Eric Garcetti's $13.25-an-hour minimum wage proposal — and the $15.25 alternative that is also being considered — would affect the local economy, particularly small businesses and nonprofits. The motion, introduced by Councilmen Mitch O'Farrell and Bob Blumenfield, also asks whether exemptions, delays or mitigation measures for certain hard-hit industries should be considered. After the council's rush last month to pass a special $15.37 minimum wage for hotel workers, without allowing themselves time to digest city-commissioned studies on whether it was even a good idea,...

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