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L.A. County supervisors poised to begin weighing minimum wage hike
L.A. County supervisors poised to begin weighing minimum wage hike

A majority of Los Angeles County supervisors want to consider raising the minimum wage for county residents and employees, joining a growing number of local governments in the region. Officials in the city of Los Angeles are considering raising the current $9-an-hour minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017 and $15.25 by 2019. After the release last week of a trio of studies examining the economic effects of those proposals, county Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis plan to ask their colleagues to commission a study of similar wage increases in the county. The analysis would look at raising the base wage for all businesses in county unincorporated areas, where about 1 million people live, as...

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