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Ballot Title Approved for Act Seeking to Raise Arkansas Minimum Wage

An effort seeking to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas has cleared the first hurdle that would allow it to put the measure before voters later this year.
El Dorado -- An effort seeking to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas has cleared the first hurdle that would allow it to put the measure before voters later this year.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today approved the ballot title for the act.

The measure seeks to raise the minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $7.50 by 2015, to $8.00 an hour by 2016 and to $8.50 an hour by 2017.

The group behind the wage increase is Give Arkansas a Raise Now. In order for the measure to be placed on the November ballot, the group must now collect 62,000 signatures by June 30.
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