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San Diego mayor will veto minimum wage hike approved by City Council
San Diego mayor will veto minimum wage hike approved by City Council

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer plans to veto a minimum wage increase approved Monday by the City Council -- setting up a clash that will pit the Republican and the business establishment against the city's labor unions and Democrat-controlled council. With six of nine spots on the council, the Democrats have enough votes to override the expected veto -- the first to be used by Faulconer since he was elected in February to replace Bob Filner, the city’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years. Business leaders have indicated they may mount a petition drive to qualify the increase for the ballot and then campaign against the measure as a threat to the city’s economy. Under...

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