Monday, August 18, 2014

Minimum wage group turns in nearly 70,000 additional signatures

Posted By on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 3:17 PM

NEW SIGNATURES: Surely there are 15,000 valid signatures among the nearly 70,000 submitted by the Give Arkansas a Raise Now campaign.
  • NEW SIGNATURES: Surely there are 15,000 valid signatures among the nearly 70,000 submitted by the Give Arkansas a Raise Now campaign.

Give Arkansas a Raise Now
, the group seeking to qualify a ballot measure to raise the state minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.50 an hour by 2017, turned in an additional 69,070 signatures to the Arkansas Secretary of State's office today. The group was 15,000 signatures short after the initial verification process. The deadline for the "cure" period was noon today. 

The initiative needs 62,507 verified signatures to make the ballot. The Secretary of State's office has 30 days to verify the signatures. 

As Max has mentioned, if the new signatures put the group past the threshold, there could be a legal challenge. 

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