FILE - In this Monday, March 28, 2016 photo, Gov. Jerry Brown is hugged by Holly Dias, a Burger King employee who praised Brown's announcement of proposed legislation to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. On Monday, April 4, 2016, Brown is set to sign the legislation into law in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California enacts highest statewide minimum wage in US

Republicans and business groups warn that the move could cost thousands of jobs, while a legislative analysis puts the ultimate cost to taxpayers at $3.6 billion a year in higher pay for government employees.