(Stacey) In the 2018 general election voters
will also be asked to consider an initiated act to increase the state’s minimum wage. It would increase the minimum wage in January
2019 from the current rate of eight dollars and fifty cents an hour to 9.25 an hour. The minimum wage would increase to ten dollars in 2020 and finally to eleven dollars in 2021. The minimum wage applies to businesses with four or more employees with exceptions for some occupations and industries under state law. More detailed information about this issue can be found in our voter guide available at uaex.edu/ballot.