As the new year starts off 2017 has 19 States raising their minimum wages as well. Although many people are thinking it's going to be a $15 standard across the board, it varies in its increase with some differing within those states. Such as New York state's minimum wage is increased to $9.70, $11 in New York City, and $10 in downstate suburbs so says ABC station WABC-TV. And California is on a scheduled increasing every year from Jan 2017 to Jan 2023 from $10-$15 (http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/faq_minimumwage.htm).
The 19 states that started in the wage increase are:
And DC, Oregon, and Maryland will be joining them later in the year.