Business & Economy

New Reports Look At Pasadena's Experience With A Higher Minimum Wage

A server carries a tray of drinks to diners at Green Street Restaurant in Pasadena, Feb. 7, 2019 (David Wagner/KPCC).
A server carries a tray of drinks to diners at Green Street Restaurant in Pasadena, Feb. 7, 2019 (David Wagner/KPCC).
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California is on track to reach a $15 minimum wage in coming years. Some cities are getting there faster than others. 

Two new reports focusing on Pasadena shed some light on how local minimum wage hikes can affect a city's local economy. Their findings suggest that workers there are making more money, employment hasn't gone down and businesses aren't going away.

Read more on LAist: Here's What Happened When Pasadena Raised Its Minimum Wage