San Diego lawmakers voted this week to raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour by 2017, but business groups vowed to continue their battle to block the measure. Late Monday, the city council adopted a measure that would increase the local minimum wage from $9 per hour to $9.75 on Jan. 1, 2015, then to $10.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016, and $11.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017. Starting in 2019, the wage would also be indexed to inflation. The measure also requires employers to ...

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