Proposal to Raise Ohio’s Minimum Wage to $13 Per Hour Moves Forward
It cleared two hurdles on Jan. 27, 2020
A proposed Ohio constitutional amendment to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 per hour cleared two initial hurdles on Monday.
Attorney General Dave Yost announced that he has certified proposed ballot summary language – a succinct explanation of the proposal provided to voters asked to sign a petition supporting the measure – submitted by organized-labor groups. Elections officials have also certified an initial batch of 1,000 signatures collected from registered voters favoring the referendum.
The next step is for the Ohio Ballot Board, a committee chaired by Secretary of State Frank LaRose, to determine within the next 10 days whether the proposal contains only one issue. If they do, backers of the “Raise the Wage Ohio Amendment” will then have until July 1 to collect the 442,958 voter signatures needed to place the measure on the November 2020 general election ballot.
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