Pryor formally endorses minimum wage hike in AR - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Pryor formally endorses minimum wage hike in AR

Posted: Updated:

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - U.S. Mark Pryor is formally endorsing a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas.

The initiative needs 62,507 signatures of registered votes by July 7 in order to appear on the ballot in November.   

Pryor said Saturday in Little Rock that the proposal is the right thing to do.

It would raise the state's current $6.25 per hour minimum wage to $7.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2015; to $8 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016, and to $8.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017.

Arkansas is one of four states where the minimum wage is lower than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Pryor is a Democrat running for re-election. Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has announced plans to challenge Pryor.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.