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Voters pass minimum wage issue

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Voters decided to pass an amendment that would raise minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2021, according to Talk Business & Politics' Roby Brock.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, 68 percent voted to raise the minimum wage, and 32 percent voted against.

Before the election, justices rejected a lawsuit that tried to discredit the proposal.

After the ruling, Arkansas for Fair Wage was pleased that the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce did not succeed in removing the minimum wage issue from the ballot, although opponents of the measure said it would be detrimental to the state's economy.

According to a Talk Business and Politics poll published in September, 60 percent of Arkansans were in support of raising minimum wage.


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