Assemblyman Wilk responds to minimum wage hike

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, issued the following statement after casting a 'No' vote on Senate Bill 3, which will raise the California minimum wage to $15 an hour:

“The proposed minimum wage hike doesn't take into account students trying to enter the workforce, seniors living on fixed incomes, small business owners, nor regional differences within California's economy.  A one size fits all approach will cause economic hardships on those the proponents claim they are trying to help.

“Today's action is government at its worst.  A backroom deal, cut over the weekend, passed off the Assembly floor on Thursday without being properly vetted through the legislative process.  The lack of transparency and public input on such a major policy initiative is troubling.

“While well intentioned, SB 3 will depress an economy that is already sputtering and will harm the very people the bill purports to help.”