Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) issued the following statement in response to new legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in California.
“I have visited with hundreds of business owners during my service in the State Legislature,” said Senator Huff. “Their messages have a similar theme. If we want to create new jobs and better paying jobs in California, Sacramento needs to take action to reduce burdensome regulations and red tape to reduce costs. They have never told me to raise the minimum wage. Business creates the jobs that will pay this new wage and it will be another struggle for them.”
“CEO magazine has ranked California as the worst place to run a business for over ten years running,” Senator Huff added. “This short-sighted action to raise the minimum wage makes it even harder for our high schoolers and college kids to get hired for an entry level job, or for our mom and pop entrepreneurs to start or expand a business in California.”
Senator Huff represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.
This article was released by the Office of Senator Bob Huff.