"Mayor Kevin Johnson’s task force is proposing that Sacramento’s minimum wage rise to $12.50 during the next five years.
...the higher wage will still help many struggling people, and it’s a better fit for Sacramento.”
"… the Legislature approved a new state-earned income tax credit, which will be a more targeted way to help low-wage workers.”
“Income inequality is a huge issue everywhere. A minimum wage increase is only part of the solution, and can’t come at the price of stalling the broader local economic recovery. And Sacramento’s leaders must redouble efforts to attract employers that pay skilled workers $80,000, $90,000 and more a year.
The task force’s proposal still needs final tweaking, but it is on the right track.”
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