San Jose Mayor Pushes for Pension Reform

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The FDA hasn't been heard from, but an LA City Councilman calls inhaling the vapor from e-cigarettes a "deadly habit," and all 14 colleagues agree. We hear about yesterday's unanimous decision to regulate sales and get reaction from a pioneer in the business of marketing e-cigarettes. Also, the Democratic Mayor of a liberal city wants relief from paying into worker retirement plans. We talk with Chuck Reed of San Jose about a proposal for next year's state ballot.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, with holiday shopping under way, there's continued evidence of a frustrated workforce, with fast food workers striking again today.  And President Obama has called for a federal minimum wage hike from $7.25 to $10 an hour. Would that help rectify income inequality?  What are its chances on Capitol Hill and around the country?  



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Warren Olney