BREAKING – Initiated Measure to Raise the Minimum Wage Approved by Secretary of State

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 6, 2013

Sioux Falls, SD (December 6, 2013) South Dakota Democratic Party Executive Director Zach Crago released the following statement after Secretary of State Jason Gant approved the initiated measure petitions filed to raise the minimum wage:

“Our successful petition drive is confirmation that South Dakotans want to build an economy that works for everyone. South Dakotans want to raise the minimum wage. Now they’ll have the opportunity to give 62,000 hardworking people a raise in 2014.”

Initiated measure 18 raises South Dakota’s minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour with annual cost of living increases. You can read more about the initiated measure and learn how to get involved in the campaign at


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