California to raise hourly minimum wage to $9

California to raise hourly minimum wage to $9

State plans to increase rate to $10 per hour by 2016

California will raise the state minimum wage Tuesday by $1, to $9 per hour, the next step toward an eventual increase to $10 an hour by 2016.

State lawmakers approved the wage increase in September, which allows for a gradual increase designed to ease the impact on businesses.

Angie Pappas, director of communications for the California Restaurant Association, said restaurant operators are ready for th

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