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Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

November 18, 2013 at 5:11 PM

SeaTac minimum-wage measure holds 46-vote lead

A ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for hospitality and transportation workers in SeaTac held a 46-vote lead in updated results this afternoon.

SeaTac Proposition 1 held the same lead in previous results released Saturday by King County Elections.

The measure now is ahead 50.39 percent to 49.61 percent.

An additional 118 votes were counted today, cutting the estimated number of votes still to be counted to less than 100.

There is no automatic recount for local ballot measures under state law, but a campaign can pay to have one done.

Votes will continue to be counted until results are certified Nov. 26 by the King County Canvassing Board.

Proposition 1 would create a $15-an-hour minimum wage for roughly 6,300 workers at 72 businesses in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It also would guarantee paid sick leave and require employers to offer part-time workers additional hours before hiring additional part-timers.

Seattle Times staff reporter Justin Mayo contributed to this post.

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