Measure D: Establishes minimum wage in San Jose at $10 per hour with an annual increase, if any, based on the Consumer Price Index beginning January 1, 2014 and city enforcement through fines, penalties, civil actions.
Minimum Wage facts:
California is among 18 states with hourly minimum wages higher than the $7.25 federal requirement. The state of Washington has the highest requirement at $9.04 an hour. California last raised its minimum wage in 2008 from $7.50 to $8 an hour.
San Francisco, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, N.M. and Washington, D.C. have citywide minimum wages. San Jose and many other cities have "living wage" laws that apply only to city-hired contractors. San Jose's living wage last year was $13.59 an hour with health benefits and $14.84 without.
Measure E: Allows each of San Jose's two card rooms to increase the number of gaming tables from 49 to 79 by 2014, and would allow without additional voter approval slot machines or other gambling devices if they become legal in California.
San Jose Card Room facts:
San Jose allows two card rooms, currently operating as Bay 101 Casino and Casino M8trix. They do a combined $100 million a year in business and generate $15 million a year in taxes.
San Jose voters in June 2010 approved Measure K increasing the card room tax from 13 to 15 percent and allowing an increase of nine tables each, from 40 to 49.