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Minimum wage debate restarts in Sacramento
Center Director, Ann Stevens, is interviewed by News 10

News 10, January 30, 2015

In his State of the City speech Thursday night, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said he wanted to put together a task force to look at raising the minimum wage in the capital city.

Currently, the city’s minimum wage is the same as California’s state minimum wage — $9 per hour. In 2016, it will increase to $10 per hour. But some cities across the nation, such as San Francisco and Seattle, have sought higher minimum wages for their workers.

The proposal is already raising some eyebrows in the business community. Ahead of the mayor’s speech, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce distributed a survey to its members asking for their input on a city-wide minimum wage increase.