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L.A. County supervisors vote 5-0 to study raising the minimum wage
L.A. County supervisors vote 5-0 to study raising the minimum wage

The movement to substantially increase the local minimum wage won a significant boost Tuesday when the county Board of Supervisors voted to follow the city of Los Angeles in studying the idea. Until now, the campaign to raise the wage to as much $15.25 an hour has largely focused within the city of 4 million residents, prompting concerns that businesses would move to communities where wages remain lower. But with their vote Tuesday, the supervisors put in play unincorporated areas that include an additional 1 million residents and stretch from the High Desert to the San Gabriel Valley. The supervisors agreed to weigh the impact of not only requiring a higher baseline pay for their...

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