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L.A. County minimum wage hike poised to pass with Solis' support

L.A. County minimum wage hike poised to pass with Solis' support

A Los Angeles County supervisor who stalled a vote on raising the county minimum wage last month in the face of pushback from small businesses now says she is prepared to vote for a gradual increase to $15 an hour, giving the proposal the majority vote it needs to pass Tuesday. Hilda Solis, historically a labor ally, surprised some observers when she appeared to balk at the proposed increase, which would extend the wage hike already approved by the city of Los Angeles to county unincorporated areas. But after commissioning a study of unincorporated area small businesses, Solis said that her concerns had been addressed. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas had been prepared to...

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