California's $2 Minimum-Wage Hike Could Make A Huge Difference

09/19/2013 03:53 pm ET | Updated Sep 20, 2013

California is on track to pass a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016.

That salary certainly won't make anyone rich -- as the Center for American Progress points out, it'll only bring a family of three just above the federal poverty line. But the bump is a huge step forward for the state of California, which is home to the highest total number of working-poor families in the country.

Here's a look at how a $2 wage increase would affect the lives of California's minimum-wage workers.

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