News

Nebraska To Vote On Minimum Wage Increase

Nebraska To Vote On Minimum Wage Increase

Photo: clipart.com

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Changes To Iowa Snap Program

MoneyDollarsCoins

It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

in Local

Iowa Lottery Moving To New Building

Lottery

The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.

in Local

Heineman Names Nelson Lt. Governor

Dave Heineman

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.

in Local

Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

windmills near norden

The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.

in Local

CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

Healthcare

The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.