Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to raise Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 turned in about 200,000 signatures Monday, making it very likely that the ballot initiative will be on the November statewide ballot.
Colorado Families for a Fair Wage needs the office of Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams to verify 98,492 of the signatures are valid in order to put the proposal to a vote of the people.
If that happens, Initiative No. 101 will become just the second citizen measure to make the ballot this year, joining the ColoradoCare universal health care proposal. Campaigns for another 10 to 12 initiatives are still gathering signatures.
Initiative No. 101 would hike the minimum wage to $12 per hour over the next four years from its current statewide level of $8.31, then have it rise by inflation.
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