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10/11 NOW, Sep. 6, 2022

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced Tuesday that county elections officials have completed their task of verifying signatures submitted as part of the Voter ID Constitutional Amendment and Nebraska Minimum Wage Statute Initiative, and both will appear on the ballot for the November general election.

The Nebraska Minimum Wage Statute Initiative would gradually raise the minimum wage over four years, adding $1.50 annually until it hits the $15 goal by 2026. ...

Morrow Collision Center, located in Lincoln, said bumping up worker pay is one tool they’ve used to battle turnover in an evolving job market.

“We don’t have applicants lining up at our door anymore. And so the number one way to be competitive, I think, in any any industry right now is to raise your starting wage,” said Steph Terry, Morrow Collision Center’s director of operations. ...

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