California Assemblymember Luis Alejo's (D-Salinas) is congratulated as his bill AB10, which raises the California minimum wage to $10 an hour, is passed at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California,... more 
California Assemblymember Luis Alejo's (D-Salinas) is congratulated as his bill AB10, which raises the California minimum wage to $10 an hour, is passed at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California, September 12, 2013. The state legislature worked into the night in an effort to pass a number of bills before the end of the legislative session. Minimum wage workers in California would earn $10 an hour by 2016 under the bill passed by the legislature on Thursday, making the state likely to become the first in the nation to commit to such a high rate. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS EMPLOYMENT) less 
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Fri, Sep 13, 2013 12:32 AM EDT