More from the L.A. Times:

In a move that puts the state at the forefront of efforts to raise wages for low-income workers across the country, state lawmakers approved a sweeping plan Thursday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years, a move that will boost the paychecks of millions of workers in California.

The Senate voted 26-12 — with loud cheers of “Si se puede” from the gallery above — to give final approval and send the measure to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk less than one week after the legislative compromise was reached on the matter.

“At its core, this proposal is about fairness,” Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León said just before the vote. “This is historic, and today I am proud to be a Californian.”

So historic.

Awesome. Just awesome.

Why, nothing at all!



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