Update March 31: Both houses osf the Legislature have passed this measure, which is now on the Governor's desk for signature and is expected to be signed into law.
East County News Service
March 29, 2016 (Sacramento) -- A deal hammered out by labor leaders and Governor Jerry Brown would raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour without the need for a ballot initiative, if it is approved by the Legislature.
Under the agreement, most businesses would phase in the increase in wages gradually over several years, starting at $10.50 in January 2017, $11 in January 2018, then rising $1 a year until January 2022, when it would reach $15 an hour. Businesses with less than 25 workers would have an extra year to meet the new wage requirements. (View full details here.)