California Minimum Wage Increase Legislative Analysis (SB 3)

On April 4, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 3 (Leno), which will raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, giving California a path to the highest state minimum wage in the country. Higher income, itself, has a demonstrated positive impact on family and child health and education outcomes. The Child Care Law Center joins others in celebrating this historic achievement. At the same time, we urge serious consideration of systemic issues highlighted by the increase’s impact on the long radically under-compensated field of child care.

Read more about how the minimum wage increase will impact the child care workforce and parents below.

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