California eventually may have the highest minimum wage in the nation.
According to The Associated Press, lawmakers and labor unions have tentatively agreed on a deal that would raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The Los Angeles Times reports that, if approved, the minimum wage would gradually increase from $10 now to $10.50 in 2017 and $11 in 2018. After that, the wage would be hiked a dollar per year until 2022.
Under the deal, the proposal would become part of a minimum-wage bill that state legislators would vote on. If approved, it would not need to go to ballot.
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