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On January 1, 2008 California will raise it's minimum wage to a whopping $8.00 an hour. That will tie California with Massachusetts for the highest state minimum wage in the nation. Sounds all good, right? I guess it's just fine if you are 18 and living at home with the warden, paying no rent and eating for free. But for many Californians that $8.00 per hour is meant to pay the bills, all the bills. The rent, food, utilities, gasoline, doctors, lawyers and Indian Chiefs, all paid from that $320 a week gross. The "wink, wink," Federal poverty level for a family of four is officially listed... (more)
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On the first of January, the state of California will raise its minimum wage. Moving on up from $6.75 an hour, sixty minutes of your time will now earn you a minimum of $7.50 per. That's a 11.1% increase, as California offers up the highest wages in the nation. I wondered how people would be impacted by the mandated largess by our elected officials. I set out to seek wisdom.
First, I discussed it with a friend who is a co-owner of a small chain of seven very busy pizzerias in Ventura County. I asked, "Well, my friend, how will you and your company handle this increased cost? Will you... (more)
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