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Nevada Minimum Wage Increase, Question 6 (2004)

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The Nevada Minimum Wage Increase Question, also known as Question 6 or Raise the Minimum Wage for Working Nevadans, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 7, 2004 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.[1]

Aftermath

This amendment was voted upon and approved for the second time in 2006, thereby being taken into effect.

Election results

Question 6 (Minimum Wage Increase)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 545,490 68.4%
No252,16231.6%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Ballot Language

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to raise the minimum wage paid to employees?[2]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
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%.[2]

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."[3]

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