By City News Service and Hazel Lodevico-To'o
Gov. Jerry Brown today will sign legislation that provides for the minimum wage in California to rise from the current $8 per hour to $10 by 2016.
Two signing ceremonies are on the schedule. In the first, the governor will be joined by business owners and legislators as he signs Assembly Bill 10 in the auditorium of the Ronald Reagan State Building on Spring Street in downtown L.A. The second ceremony will take place at noon at the Cypress Mandela Training Center in Oakland.
The new law will have a high impact on California, which is reported to have the nation's largest number of the so-called working poor.
Glendora Patch recently asked readers what they thought about about the push to increase the minimum wage. Many residents did not support the measure.
"Raising minimum wages actually do more harm then good. An intelligent businessman will never hire someone more then their value," wrote Larry S.
However, some said minimum wage needed an increase.
"You can't raise a family (wife and six kids) on $15 an hour! The minimum wage should be $50 per hour! That will make us all equal! We should still receive our "free" single-payer healthcare, SNAP stamps and free cell phones........equality for ALL!" wrote John Geddes.
What do you think about the minimum wage increase? Share your thoughts in comments.