A proposed constitutional amendment to raise Ohio’s minimum wage from $8.70 to $13 by 2025 has cleared its first hurdle as Attorney General Dave Yost this week determined the proposal to be a fair and truthful statement.
Filed by two public labor unions — the Service Employees International Union District 1199 and the Ohio Education Association — the proposal now goes before the Ballot Board. If OK’d by the board, nearly 443,000 valid petition signatures will need to be gathered from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties before the question can go before voters in November.
Currently, only California and Washington State have imposed a minimum wage of $13 or higher. 1/28/2020