California plans $15 minimum wage

THE WASHINGTON POST: California Governor Jerry Brown announced the sate would raise the minimum raise to $15 by 2020.

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California’s plan to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 — higher than any other state in the union — would put the state in uncharted territory, carrying both hope and danger for workers in the nation’s largest economy.

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced the deal with state lawmakers Monday. Under the agreement, California’s minimum wage, now $10 an hour, would climb gradually over six years.

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