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Should L.A. nonprofits get more time to hike minimum wages?
Should L.A. nonprofits get more time to hike minimum wages?

As Los Angeles launches a series of hearings on boosting the minimum wage, several lawmakers are pushing to let some small businesses and nonprofits increase pay more gradually. City leaders are weighing whether to increase the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017 -- a proposal backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti as a way to combat poverty. Some council members want to go a step further, boosting the base wage to at least $15.25 by 2019. Councilmen Bob Blumenfield, Felipe Fuentes and Mitch O’Farrell are not on the committee holding a string of hearings around Los Angeles on whether to increase the citywide minimum wage to $13.25 or $15.25 hourly. So they sent a letter Tuesday to Councilman...

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