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L.A. lawmakers seek study on possible minimum wage hikes
L.A. lawmakers seek study on possible minimum wage hikes

A committee of Los Angeles lawmakers decided Tuesday to seek outside help in analyzing the possible effects of raising the minimum wage to $13.25 or $15.25. Mayor Eric Garcetti has recommended gradually raising the wage to reach $13.25 in 2017, then tying future annual increases to inflation. Several City Council members want to go further: Earlier this month, they proposed a study on how to raise the wage to $15.25 by 2019. At a Tuesday hearing, the idea of boosting the minimum wage was cheered by many workers and business owners, who said it could help lift families out of poverty and spur local spending. But the plan -- either at $13.25 or $15.25 -- has also stirred up concerns that...

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