Signatures Submitted For Ballot Initiative To Raise Arkansas Minimum Wage

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A group aiming to raise the Arkansas minimum wage through a ballot initiative has submitted more than 77,000 signatures to Secretary of State Mark Martin, according to Little Rock attorney David Couch.

In order to appear on the November ballot, the group needed 62,507 valid signatures, according to Couch.

The signatures submitted are now being verified by the secretary of state’s office, Couch said.

The group Give Arkansas A Raise Now is aiming to raise the Arkansas minimum wage to $8.50 an hour by 2017, according to their website.

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