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Business group that backed L.A. mayor's minimum wage plan 'not so happy' now

Business group that backed L.A. mayor's minimum wage plan 'not so happy' now

As the Los Angeles City Council prepares for a final vote Wednesday to raise the minimum wage, leaders of the most prominent business group to back a citywide pay boost have privately expressed concerns about changes made to the proposal since Mayor Eric Garcetti first sought their support. The Los Angeles Business Council, a Century City-based coalition of firms that has supported liberal causes such as affordable housing and clean-energy projects, endorsed Garcetti's plan to increase the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017. But last week, after the City Council gave tentative approval to a more far-reaching proposal that would gradually raise minimum hourly pay to $15 by 2020, the...

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