Group Submits Additional Signatures For Minimum Wage Raise Initiative
LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Give Arkansas a Raise has submitted additional signatures to Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin to get their initiative to raise the Arkansas minimum wage on the Nov. ballot, according to a news release.
The signatures were submitted on Monday (Aug. 18), the release states.
The group aims to raise the Arkansas minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.50 by 2017, according to the release.
Give Arkansas a Raise originally submitted their signatures on July 7. They submitted more than 77,000 signatures, but after they were verified, they were short by 15,107 signatures, the release states. They were given an additional 30 days to gather.
Today they submitted an additional 69,070 signatures. The group needs a grand total of 62,507 verified signatures to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, according to the release.
Martin’s office now has 30 days to verify the newly-submitted signatures, the release states.