A Carson City judge says a proposed ballot measure to gradually raise Nevada's minimum wage to $13 can move forward.
The Nevada Appeal reports District Judge James Wilson sided with minimum wage hike supporters on Wednesday and ruled the petition language doesn't need to be changed. Opponents included Las Vegas and Reno-Sparks chambers of commerce, who sought to disqualify the petition on technical points.
Opposition lawyers said they're not sure whether they'll appeal. Nevada's minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, or $7.25 if an employer offers health insurance.
The measure would create a single, $9.25 an hour rate in late 2018, then increase it by 75 cents each year until it reaches $13 in 2024. Backers must gather more than 55,000 signatures to put the proposal on November's ballot... Read More