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“Even though it is not the ideal way to raise the rate, I will vote for the initiative because it is in line with the main objective of raising the rate,”
“In regard to the minimum wage ballot initiative…I do not support an increase in the amounts set in the ballot initiative.”
In his most recent and most desperate flip flop yet, Congressman Asa Hutchinson has announced he will now vote for the minimum wage ballot initiative he did not sign and explicitly opposed for months, and despite voting against minimum wage increases while he was in Congress. Hutchinson has also previously stated that raising the state minimum wage above the federal standard “would jeopardize the state’s economy.” The minimum wage measure on the November ballot would raise the state’s minimum wage to $7.50/hr on January 1, 2015 (above the federal standard of $7.25/hour); to $8.00/hr on January 1, 2016; and, to $8.50/hr on January 1, 2017.
Statement from Brad Howard, Mike Ross for Governor campaign spokesperson:
“Down in the polls due to revelations that Congressman Hutchinson cheated on his taxes and then got caught trying to cover it up, he now says he supports a minimum wage ballot measure he didn’t sign and has explicitly opposed for months. After voting against raising the minimum wage multiple times in Congress and now flip flopping on the issue, this is just the latest example of Congressman Hutchinson doing one thing in Washington for his Wall Street allies and saying something completely different to the people of Arkansas in a desperate attempt to win an election.
“Mike Ross says what he means and does what he says because those are the values he learned growing up in small towns in Arkansas, unlike Congressman Hutchinson’s Washington doublespeak he learned as a highly-paid D.C. lobbyist. Mike has consistently voted to raise the minimum wage in Congress, he has consistently supported raising the state’s minimum wage, he signed the petition to get the minimum wage initiative on the ballot, and he will proudly vote to give hardworking Arkansans a raise this November.”
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