Minimum Wage Initiative One Step Closer to November Ballot

Published 07/16 2014 01:24PM

Updated 07/16 2014 06:41PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A minimum wage initiative is one step closer to the November ballot.

The Arkansas Secretary of State's (SoS) Office has announced that An Act to Increase The Arkansas Minimum Wage has met the initial signature count requirement. The amendment needed 62,507 signatures; the initial count was over 64,000. The SoS Office is now moving to the signature verification stage.

Meeting the initial count qualifies the petition sponsor for an additional 30 days to collect signatures, to compensate for any that may be disqualified during the signature verification process.

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