Raising the minimum wage before knowing the economic impact of last year’s wage hike, “Are You Kidding Me?”
SACRAMENTO, CA – In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) calls on the Legislature to support middle-class jobs by opposing the latest move to boost California’s minimum wage. Just last year, Assembly Bill 10 raised California’s minimum wage to no less than $9 per hour beginning in 2014, and $10 per hour in 2016. A new proposal on the table will increase wages to $12 per hour by 2016 and $13 per hour by 2017.
Assemblyman Jones says, “Small businesses and non-profits are coming to me left and right saying they cannot afford this wage increase for their employees. This doesn’t just hurt business owners – it’s hurting everyone.”
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