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Momentum gains in states for minimum wage hikes

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Advocates of raising the minimum wage scored a major victory when California’s legislature voted to increase the state’s minimum to $10 by 2016. The hike from $8 an hour comes amid a campaign by anti-poverty and labor groups for what they call a living wage, meaning hourly wages sufficient for a full-time worker to support a family. The push has featured low-wage workers protesting for...