Bills pass for $10 minimum wage, licenses for non-resident drivers

Thumbnail image for state-capitol.jpgThe Legislature's flurry of last-minute approvals includes measures to raise the California minimum wage to $10 an hour, let undocumented immigrants obtain a legal driver's license and allow immigrant lawyers to practice law. Gov. Jerry Brown has said he will sign the first two of those into law. Regarding the controversial drivers license law, which has been blocked several times in the past, Brown said it will enable "millions of people to get to work safely and legally." He added: "Hopefully, it will send a message to Washington that immigration reform is long past due." The lawyer bill was written specifically to allow Sergio Garcia to practice law. He was brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was a minor and the Supreme Court indicated recently that current law prevents him from being admitted to the State Bar.

Full coverage of the Legislature's closing actions at Jack Kavanaugh's Rough & Tumble.

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