Beebe Rejects Minimum Wage Ballot Title

DECEMBER 29, 2005 - Posted at 7:59 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Attorney General Mike Beebe has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would raise the state's minimum wage by a dollar to $6.15.

Beebe told organizers behind the measure that the language of the item would lead to confusion.  The coalition of church and community groups behind the proposal can reword their ballot title.

The coalition would need approval of its ballot title plus 80,570 valid signatures from registered voters to be placed on the general election ballot next November.

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