June 23, 2014 (San Diego) As part of the national trend, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois is going to sign a measure to put the initiative before voters in the November ballot. If approved, the state minimum wage would go to $10.00 hour and it is already opposed by business groups.
I am bringing this to readers attention, because this is now a trend nationwide, where states and cities continue to move forward in raising pay for the bottom of the wage scale. It is part of the national discussion we are having on income and inequality.
The argument made by business groups is now a familiar one: It will kill jobs.
We at Reporting San Diego will keep an eye on this national trend, since the fight in the City of San Diego is part of it.