It's a start but I guarantee you cannot live on such a wage even now in CA! Not sure you could even do it here in NM.

The Teamster-backed Fight for $15 campaign enjoyed its largest victory to date yesterday when California Gov. Jerry Brown announced he had reached a deal with the Legislature to increase the state’s minimum wage to the standard by 2022.

While the push to raise the salary floor to $15 had resulted in victories in about a dozen cities thus far, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed such a minimum wage in the Empire State, California became the first state to reach such an agreement thus far. The salary hike will boost wages of about 6.5 million Golden State residents – or 43 percent of workers statewide. Teamsters International Vice President Rome Aloise joined Gov. Brown at the announcement of the deal.

The governor said the move to increase the minimum wage was an important one. “California is proving once again that it can get things done and help people get ahead,” he said. “This plan raises the minimum wage in a careful and responsible way.”
https://teamster.org/blog/2016/03/ca...trength-unions