WWLP -22News: Several campaigns still vying for spot on 2018 ballot

By Elisha Machado
WWLP -22News, Dec 7, 2017

BOSTON (WWLP)—A state sales tax reduction and a $15 minimum wage are two of several initiative petitions still in the running to gain a spot on the 2018 ballot. ...

The minimum wage question would increase the state’s minimum wage from $11 per hour to $15 per hour by 2022. Some businesses are supporting the move.

“A really good way to increase consumer spending is to put more money in the pockets of low wage workers,” Business for a Fair Minimum Wage Communications Director Bob Keener said.

Simply submitting signatures does not secure a spot on the ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office will count and verify those signatures before campaigns can move on to the next step in the process. ...

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