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Chico restaurant displays dynamism during California wage increase

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 24, 2021

Restaurant owners John Dean and Lizzy Young repeat what many business owners say: they value their employees, they care about their employees and they wouldn’t have experienced such success without...

The Student Services Center us home to many student employment opportunities on campus, including the office where Sophia Graves works. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

California will increase minimum wage in 2020

Jessie Imhoff // December 10, 2019

Minimum wage is set to increase in California from $12 to $13 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2020.This increase only applies to employers with 26 or more employees. Employers with 25 employees or less will pay...

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Minimum wage good where it is

Marrion Charissa Cruz // February 7, 2017

The rise of minimum wage means an increase in product prices. People often forget the correlation between the money deposited in a bank account and the money that comes out of pockets. San Francisco residents...

Poverty affects college students too

Alex Horne // September 28, 2016

Work, school and paying bills. It's a common scenario. Many students at Chico State support themselves completely. Being a student and working is quite common on our campus, but unfortunately, for some...

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Cheating in college is OK

William Rein // May 17, 2016

Even though college is supposed to be for adults and the action of applying to colleges is symbolic for independence, state and federal curriculum still requires General Education courses to create the...

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Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Jeff Guzman // April 29, 2016

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage. This new bill aims to raise California’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2022. This wage hike will...

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Chico is getting expensive

Alex Horne // April 28, 2016

Rent: $600; authentic Mexican food: $9; cover charge at a bar: $3. How is a college student supposed to afford it all? It feels like Chico is getting more and more expensive every day. The numbers are...

The California minimum wage will have increased nearly $12 from 1979 to 2022. Photo credit: Michelle Zhu

Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

Michelle Zhu // April 15, 2016

  Although the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, California may get ahead after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, creating the nation's highest...

Rocky Chavez, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, graduated from Chico State in 1973. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Alum campaigns for U.S. Senate

February 3, 2016

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez, a Republican assemblyman from San Diego County, stopped by the university Tuesday to promote his run for the U.S. Senate. Chavez, a retired Marine who graduated from...

Fourteen states passed legislature to increase their minimum wage in 2016. Infographic by Sean Martens Photo credit: Sean Martens

Minimum wage increase brings mixed reactions

January 25, 2016

With the Jan. 1 minimum wage increase to $10 per hour, some Californians are worried about the impact it will have on small business owners, while others insist the benefits far outweigh the negatives....

Kelsey Larson, Sutter Dining Hall and WREC employee, is a multiple subject credential program student. Photo courtesy of Nicole Santos.

Wages to increase for campus employees

Carly Plemons // November 8, 2015

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Chico State plans to boost employees' minimum wage from $9 to $10 per hour which will change automatically through payroll.The pay change comes as a result of California increasing...

New minimum wage a concern for A.S.

Enrique Raymundo // February 11, 2014

California's minimum wage increase may affect how the Associated Students pays its salaried employees. The state's minimum wage will increase to $9 in July after State Assembly Bill 10 passed last September....

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