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.