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Initiative Campaign Launches To Raise Idaho’s Minimum Wage

Molly Messick / StateImpact Idaho

A voter initiative campaign has launched in North Idaho to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9.80.

The Spokesman-Review reports the wage would phase up over the next four years if the ballot initiative is successful.

Idaho has the largest percentage of minimum wage workers in the country. Plus, there are more minimum wage workers here, in raw numbers, than in 18 other states.

The group, Raise Idaho, needs to collect 84,000 signatures to qualify for the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.


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