A voter initiative to raise California’s statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years received enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in November, election officials announced Tuesday.

Spearheaded by a union representing healthcare workers, the measure would raise the current state minimum wage

Source:: The Lowdown

INTERACTIVE: Is It Time to Raise the Minimum Wage? What You Need to Know 8 March,2017Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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