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Sacramento - Assembly Bill 10, authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) to raise California’s minimum wage, has been approved by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee. Specifically under AB 10, in 2014 the hourly minimum wage will increase 25 cents per hour to $8.25, which is $2.00 a day for a standard 8-hour work day. In 2015, the minimum wage will increase to $8.75. In 2016, the minimum wage will increase to $9.25. And in 2017, the minimum wage would be adjusted the state minimum wage on an annual basis according to the rate of inflation. “AB 10 provides modest increases over time and implements a cost of living adjustment 5 years from now to help ensure equity for minimum wage workers in the long-term,” Assemblymember Alejo told the Committee. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.