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Chamber Opposes Minimum Wage Hike

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Chamber Opposes Minimum Wage Hike

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 State’s office.

Dave Owen, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says while they will probably oppose the increase, they won’t actively lead the opposition…

 

Owen says a wage hike may help some workers, but it will also hurt some small businesses…

 

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 businesses…

 

Secretary of State Jason Gant has said he hopes to have a decision on the petitions by early December.

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