Minimum Wage Issue Makes November Ballot

thumb_3d5e2389fe6d96dLITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas voters will decide on a measure that proposes to raise the state’s minimum wage to $7.50 in the upcoming General Election.

The secretary of state’s office announced this week the proposal met the necessary minimum of signatures to be placed on the November ballot. So far over 70-thousand signatures have been verified.

If approved, the proposal would increase minimum wage from $6.25 to $7.50 cents on January 1, 2016, which would increase once more to 8 dollars and 50 cents the following year.

The Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage will be issue No. 5 on the November 4 ballot.

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