Nevada Minimum Wage Act, Question 6 (2006)
The Nevada Minimum Wage Act, also known as Question 6 or Raise the Minimum Wage for Working Nevadans, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 7, 2006 ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.
This was the second required vote of the proposed amendment. The first passed in 2004.
|Question 6 (Minimum Wage Act)|
Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division
Text of measure
The question as it appeared on the ballot:
- Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to raise the minimum wage paid to employees?
The language that appeared in the voter's guide:
- The proposed amendment, if passed, would create a new section to Article 15 of the Nevada Constitution. The amendment would require employers to pay Nevada employees $5.15 per hour worked if the employer provides health benefits, or $6.15 per hour worked if the employer does not provide health benefits. The rates shall be adjusted by the amount of increases in the federal minimum wage over $5.15 per hour, or, if greater, by the cumulative increase in the cost of living measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), with no CPI adjustment for any one-year period greater than 3%.
Controversy over donors
The campaign manager for Question 6 was Gail Tuzzolo, an AFL-CIO lobbyist. The "Yes on Question 6 PAC" reported all of its funding as an "in-kind" contributions from one nonprofit corporation, the "Give Nevada a Raise Corp."
Donors to the campaign for the measure:
- Yes on Question 6: $105,035
- Total: $105,035
Donors to the campaign against the measure:
- Nix 6 - Nevadans Against Question 6: $361,325
- Total: $361,325
- Overall Total: $466,360
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