Voters in South Dakota next November may get a chance to decide on a higher minimum wage. Petitions that would set that election are currently being counted in the Secretary of Stateâ€™s office.
Dave Owen, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says while they will probably oppose the increase, they wonâ€™t actively lead the oppositionâ€¦
Owen says a wage hike may help some workers, but it will also hurt some small businessesâ€¦
The initiated measure also ties annual increases in the minimum wage to the rate of inflation. Owen says that could be a continuing problem for businessesâ€¦
Secretary of State Jason Gant has said he hopes to have a decision on the petitions by early December.