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Coalition Forming to Oppose SD Minimum Wage Hike

Coalition Forming to Oppose SD Minimum Wage Hike

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Voters in South Dakota will get a chance in November to decide on a minimum wage increase. Enough petitions were turned in to get the measure on the ballot. It would raise the minimum wage to eight fifty an hour, up from the current seven twenty five, and would also index the wage to inflation, with an annual hike.

Shawn Lyons, Executive Director of the South Dakota Retailers Association says his group is forming a coalition to oppose the initiative…………

Lyons says the increase in hourly wage is not the problem, it’s the annual hike tied to inflation………..

Lyons says Minnesota also passed a minimum wage increase, but with more flexibility, and that would make more sense in South Dakota…………

If approved by voters, the new wage would be effective on January first.

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