Nevada voters say ‘yes’ to $12 minimum wage
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A ballot measure supporting an increased minimum wage for some Nevadans is projected to pass.
As of Friday morning, the measure, also known as Question 2, had passed with 55% of the vote and an estimated 90% of votes in.
The measure increases the minimum wage to $12/hour for all Nevadans by July 1, 2024. It also removes existing annual inflation adjustments to the minimum wage and allows Nevada’s legislature to pass a minimum wage law setting the rate higher than the constitutionally mandated minimum.
If the measure hadn’t passed, minimum wage would have stayed at $11 for employees receiving health benefits and $12 for those who don’t receive health benefits, with annual inflation adjustments. This rate was set by Assembly Bill 456, which passed in 2019.
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