The report says if Arkansas minimum wage kept up with inflation, workers would be paid over $10 hourly. Arkansas' current minimum wage sits at $6.25, one dollar below the federal minimum wage.
Eleanor Wheeler, senior policy analyst at AACF, says the report makes the case for a ballot initiative underway to raise the state minimum wage to $8.25.
"We've known that families in Arkansas are having a harder and harder time making ends meet," Wheeler says.
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