Gov. Gavin Newsom moves forward to increase minimum wage increase in 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom says people here in California can expect to see the minimum wage jump from $13 to $14 starting January 1.

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 6:10 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2020 12:10 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom says people here in California can expect to see the minimum wage jump from $13 to $14 starting Jan. 1.

“I feel like it would be a big step up for a lot of workers and it would give them a lot of motivation to work harder,” said Noah Gaida from Fairfield.

This leaves businesses hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, figuring out how to pay their employees. For a small business owner like Nydia Blevins, it’s an extra obstacle to hurdle just to stay afloat.

“I know the exact numbers that I need, they're written in my finance book,” said Belvins, the owner of Brew Craft Coffee.

Businesses like Brew Craft Coffee getting ready to see the increase in 2021.

“It'll definitely be difficult and based on my finances before COVID-19 hit, I was planning for it,” said Blevins.

“I was really trying to hit my goal incomes so that I could make that work for my employees and now it's just a guessing game.”

Blevins re-opened back in May after the coronavirus forced her to close for several months. With a minimum wage increase set January 1, Blevins picked up an extra job just to make sure she could pay her employees.

“I actually recently got a night job just to make sure my employees get paid in the case things do get slow for the next month or two again,” said Blevins.

“At this point, I'm just really trying to have hope that I'm going to be able to hit that goal point.”

The current minimum wage in California is $13. The state hopes to make it $15 by 2022.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3235045

Reported Deaths: 38268
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles108548815614
San Bernardino2685421719
Riverside2668492970
Orange2391752768
San Diego2300662421
Santa Clara991741278
Kern91119591
Fresno863361084
Sacramento846531194
Alameda71298906
Ventura67066546
San Joaquin60545844
Contra Costa55593492
Stanislaus49500803
Tulare43574542
Monterey38434261
San Mateo34510356
San Francisco30734293
Santa Barbara27149267
Solano27141118
Imperial25745510
Merced25743332
Sonoma25160251
Kings20223161
Placer18034188
San Luis Obispo17151161
Madera14068175
Santa Cruz13088136
Marin12067166
Yolo11276146
Shasta10144132
Butte9865136
El Dorado824566
Sutter812984
Napa807050
Lassen530916
San Benito523851
Yuba522730
Tehama456446
Tuolumne351241
Nevada339473
Mendocino332236
Amador307433
Lake272932
Humboldt265227
Glenn202822
Colusa19079
Calaveras171323
Siskiyou150413
Mono11454
Inyo105329
Del Norte8783
Plumas6185
Modoc3924
Mariposa3575
Trinity3065
Sierra950
Alpine740
Unassigned00
Chico
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 45°
Oroville
Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 44°
Chico
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 45°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 43°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 43°
Chico
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 45°
The first wave of rain, snow and wind has moved over California, but many more chances for rain, snow and gusty wind are in our short term and long term forecast. After a relatively quiet evening, we can expect more rain and snow starting early Thursday morning.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events