According to paperwork filed with the Ohio Attorney General, a new ballot issue is in the works to increase Ohio’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by Jan. 1, 2025.
Once approvals are obtained from Attorney General Dave Yost and the Ohio Ballot Board, a petition with signatures from 442,958 registered Ohio voters would need to be completed by July 1 for the issue to make the November 2020 ballot.
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If successful, the proposed increase to the minimum wage would be rolled out between 2021 and 2025. Further increases tied to the rate of inflation would follow.
The minimum wage for non-tipped workers in Ohio currently sits at $8.70 an hour, which is lower than the minimum in 23 other states.
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