The minimum wage initiative will be on the Nebraska ballot this fall. Secretary of State John Gale says enough verified signatures have been submitted to add the issue to the ballot in November.
That’s good news for petition organizer State Senator Jeremy Nordquist. Senator Nordquist says that he expects Nebraska voters to approve it.
Nordquist says their group will spend a lot of time explaining the issue to Nebraska voters.
Gale announced on Friday that they have verified almost 90,000 petition signatures, more than enough for the issue to make the November ballot. If approved, the minimum wage in the state would increase to $9 an hour by 2016.