Friday, July 4, 2014

Effort to Raise Nebraska's Minimum Wage Gets Boost

Min. wage petition gets nearly 135,000 signatures. (Grand Island Independent, 6/3/2014)

A grass-roots effort.   A campaign to raise Nebraska's minimum wage has collected nearly 135,000 signatures to place the issue on the November ballot, well beyond the minimum required, organizers said Thursday. 

The group Nebraskans for Better Wages announced the final number at the Capitol as they prepared to submit dozens of petition boxes to the secretary of state's office. Approximately 81,000 registered voter signatures are needed to qualify, but supporters aimed to far exceed that number in case some aren't verified. 

The proposal is to increase the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, through a series of steps, to $9.00

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