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Five LA City Council members want workers at hotels near LAX paid more than $15 an hour -- the highest minimum wage in the nation. Local businesses say it's too much and that jobs will be cut. But one Silicon Valley entrepreneur says an increase should apply to all workers. We hear the pros and cons. Also, Covered California says Obamacare signups are picking up, especially with Hispanics. Why does that matter to everyone else?

Image-for-WWLA.jpgLater on To the Point, Hillary Clinton would be America's first woman president if she were elected. But she'd need the Democratic nomination to get there. We hear why she's considered unstoppable — two years before the first primary -- if she decides to run.

 

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Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Kareem Maddox
Andrea Brody

Covered California Puts Out Its Enrollment Numbers 7 MIN, 52 SEC

The deadline for enrollment under the President's Affordable Care Act is March 31, the end of next month. Covered California, the state's Obamacare exchange, reported today it has one out of every five sign-ups nationwide. Peter Lee is Executive Director.

Guests:
Peter Lee, Covered California (@CoveredCA)

Will LA Increase the Minimum Wage to a Record Level? 16 MIN, 11 SEC

The federal minimum wage is still $7.25 an hour, and Republicans in Congress want to keep it right there. California's is now $8 an hour, with an increase to $9 scheduled for this coming July and a bump to $10 in January of 2016.  Now the LA City Council will decide whether to study the impact if hotels near LAX with more than 100 rooms had to pay workers $15.37 an hour.

Guests:
Curren Price, Jr., Los Angeles City Council (@CurrenPriceJr)
Stuart Waldman, Valley Industry and Commerce Association (@VICASFValley)
Ron Unz, Silicon Valley entrepreneur (@UnzReview)

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