2014 Arkansas General Election Issue Number 5

Below is an excerpt from the review of Issue Number 4 from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Research and Extension

What is being proposed? 

This initiated act would increase the state minimum wage from $6.25 to $7.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2015, then to $8.00 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016 and finally to $8.50 on Jan. 1, 2017. 

Why is this issue on the ballot? 

The sponsors of Issue 5 state that they believe everyone who works hard and follows the rules deserves a fair wage. The sponsors were unable to obtain Arkansas legislative support for a bill that would increase the state minimum wage. This prompted the group to sponsor a petition to take the issue to the voting public.

See the entire review HERE

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