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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Minimum Wage – San Francisco, CA

Minimum-wage hikes meet mixed reaction in San Francisco, By Peter Hecht, May 30, 2015, Sacramento Bee: “In this diverse and densely packed city, known for high living costs and soaring rents, 77 percent of voters last year approved a series of pay hikes that will boost San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018.  Yet there are tensions these days on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s multicultural Mission District over the minimum wage hike and what it means for businesses and the ability of residents to keep up with rising costs.  As other cities, including Sacramento, ponder increases to the local minimum wage, the stories told along Valencia illustrate the complexities of the issue…”