Petitioners Out Gathering Signatures For Better Wages Initiative
LINCOLN -- Supporters of a higher minimum wage in Nebraska are wasting no time gathering signatures to place the issue on the November ballot. The group, "Nebraskans for Better Wages", wants 83,000 verified signatures by July 3rd, the deadline to put the question before voters in the general election. Omaha Senator Jeremy Nordquist says he's confident the group will be successful. The ballot measure would let voters decide whether to incrementally raise Nebraska's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 by January 2016. Business groups opposing the measure are considering a campaign to challenge the ballot measure.