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Washington Minimum Wage, Initiative 688 (1998)
The Washington Minimum Wage Initiative, also known as Initiative 688, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure increased the minimum wage from $4.90 to $5.70 in 1999 and to $6.50 in 2000 and afterwards be annually adjusted for inflation.
|Washington Initiative 688 (1998)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall the state minimum wage be increased from $4.90 to $5.70 in 1999 and $6.50 in 2000, and afterwards be annually adjusted for inflation?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 688 was filed on January 13, 1998 by Rick S. Bender of Bothell. 288,357 signatures were collected to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- Washington 1998 ballot measures
- 1998 ballot measures
- List of Washington ballot measures
- Washington Minimum Wage Increase, Initiative 518 (1988)
- State of Washington election results
- State of Washington 1998 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the People
- Moscow-Pullman Daily News, "Small-business group supports initiative to raise minimum wage," September 30, 1998
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1998 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 3, 2013'
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 3, 2013
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