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Coalition Seeks To Ask Voters For Annual Minimum Wage Increases

A coalition of unions and community groups is working to place on the statewide ballot this fall a constitutional amendment to raise Ohio’s minimum wage by nearly 50 percent to 13-dollars an hour by 2025. 

The group called Ohioans for Raising the Wage has submitted more than 1 thousand petition signatures to the state.  The group must gather nearly 423 thousand valid signatures by July 1. The group says the current wage puts a family of four three thosuand dollars below the federal poverty level.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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