Voters this fall are going to decide whether they raise the minimum wage in Arkansas.
Both candidates for governor say they support it.
“I`ve always been in favor of raising the minimum wage,” said Asa Hutchinson, Republican Candidate for Governor.
The minimum wage in Arkansas right now is $6.25 an hour.
“Because people are struggling,” Hutchinson said.
Mike Ross, Democratic Candidate for Governor, says he's consistently voted to raise the minimum wage while serving in congress and supports raising the state's minimum wage. He says he signed the petition to get the minimum wage initiative on the November ballot.
If approved the minimum wage would go to $8.50 an hour by 2017.
The race for governor will also be on the November fourth ballot, along with other statewide and local elections.