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July 2, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Forward Seattle delivers referendum signatures to oppose $15 minimum wage

Forward Seattle supporters this afternoon delivered what they hope are enough signatures to qualify a referendum for a public vote on the city $15 minimum wage. The group needs more than 16,500 valid voter signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot. City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons said her staff likely will not finish counting the…


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June 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Pushback builds against $15 minimum wage

Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman filed an initiative Wednesday that would make the state the sole authority for setting the minimum wage and remove Seattle’s ability to strike out on its own. The measure, which could be voted on by the entire state or enacted by the 2015 legislature, makes the state’s power retroactive to any ordinance…


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