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Minimum Wage Initiative Eligible For November Ballot

  

A union-backed voter initiative to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour is now eligible for the November ballot.

The Secretary of State’s office announced late Tuesday that the measure’s backers submitted enough valid voter signatures to qualify.

It’s one of two $15/hour minimum wage initiatives supported by rival unions.

Voters likely won’t see both measures on the ballot this fall. A new state law gives initiative proponents the chance to negotiate with the governor and Legislature – and withdraw their measure if a deal is reached by late June.