News Network: Minimum Wage In California Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Gov. Jerry Brown joined with labor leaders Monday to announce a plan to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour. The minimum wage is currently $10 an hour and the proposal would gradually raise it to 15 by 2022. Smaller businesses would get an extra year for implementation. There would be automatic increases with inflation. In today's News Network, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us to discuss the proposal, its timeline and what opponents have to say.