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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31- A plan to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 passed both houses of the state legislature on Thursday, putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay hike for the working poor. A proposal to raise the minimum wage in parts of New York state to $15 was announced Thursday by Governor...

  • BILL TO RAISE CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 PASSES STATE SENATE, GOES TO GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN.

  • ALBANY, New York, March 31- Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached a tentative deal on Thursday to raise New York state's minimum wage towards $15 per hour but fell short of a uniform state-wide increase, lawmakers said. Phil Steck, a Democratic Party assembly member, said that under the terms of the deal the minimum wage would rise from its...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31- A plan to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 cleared its toughest legislative hurdle on Thursday, putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay hike for the working poor. The measure, incorporating a deal Governor Jerry Brown reached with labor leaders and fellow Democrats...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31- A plan to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 cleared its toughest legislative hurdle on Thursday, putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay hike for the working poor.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 30- A plan to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay hike for the working poor. If enacted, the bill would put California, home to one of the world's biggest economies, in the vanguard of a...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 30- A plan to raise California's minimum wage to $15 passed its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, clearing a key committee and putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large raise for the working poor. If passed by the full state legislature, the plan by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown would commit...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Two California Democratic congressmen on Wednesday urged the California Public Employees Retirement System, the largest U.S. public pension fund, to divest from oil giant ExxonMobil over its handling of the issue of climate change. Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark DeSaulnier sent a letter to CalPERS CEO Anne Stausboll, saying it is "morally...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Two California Democratic congressmen on Wednesday urged the California Public Employees Retirement System, the largest U.S. public pension fund, to divest from oil giant ExxonMobil over its handling of the issue of climate change. Congressmen Ted Lieu and Mark DeSaulnier sent a letter to CalPERS CEO Anne Stausboll, saying it is "morally...

  • NEW YORK, March 29- Officials negotiating New York's budget are considering capping the minimum wage in less affluent regions so they can raise it to $15 per hour in wealthier areas like New York City, according to top-ranking lawmakers. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has made a $15 state-wide hourly minimum wage a priority and is trying to push it...

  • SACRAMENTO, March 28- California Governor Jerry Brown announced a deal with legislative and labor leaders on Monday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023, saying the nation's most-populous state would lead the way toward higher pay for the working poor. The proposal, which still must gain support from business-friendly moderate Democrats, would...

  • SACRAMENTO, March 28- California Governor Jerry Brown announced a deal with legislators and labor leaders on Monday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023, saying the nation's most-populous state would lead the way toward higher pay for the working poor. The proposal, which still must win approval from moderate lawmakers, would make California the...

  • SACRAMENTO, March 28- California Governor Jerry Brown said on Monday he had reached a deal with top legislators and labor leaders to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15, the latest in a wave of minimum wage increases at the state level following a push by Democrats. The proposal, which still must win approval from moderate lawmakers in the California assembly,...

  • CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN ANNOUNCES DEAL TO GRADUALLY RAISE STATE'S MINIMUM WAGE TO $15.

  • March 28- A deal has been reached to raise California's minimum wage, Governor Jerry Brown said on Monday, adding to a wave of minimum wage increases at state level in the United States. A legislative source said the proposal, which still must win approval from moderate lawmakers in the state assembly, would gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15, but give...

  • March 28- California Governor Jerry Brown said on Monday that a "landmark deal" had been reached to raise the state's minimum wage. Brown did not immediately release details of the deal ahead of a press conference scheduled for Monday afternoon. The Los Angeles Times has reported that California lawmakers and union leaders have reached a tentative deal to raise...

  • The new campaign from CALPIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, the Center for Food Safety and other public interest groups was launched amid growing concern that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to increasing numbers of life-threatening human infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as "superbugs." Privately held In-N-Out, which...

  • The new campaign from CALPIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, the Center for Food Safety and other public interest groups was launched amid growing concern that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to increasing numbers of life-threatening human infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as "superbugs." Privately held In-N-Out, which...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 18- An underground natural gas pipeline rupture that caused the largest methane leak ever in California has been permanently capped, paving the way for thousands of displaced Los Angeles residents to return home, state regulators said on Thursday. The stench of fumes spewing from the site sickened scores of people for weeks and prompted the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 27- A California utility failed to protect residents from the largest methane leak in state history at its natural gas field near Los Angeles, a regional pollution watchdog said in a lawsuit filed against the company. The suit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, seeks penalties...