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Board of State Canvassers tosses minimum wage initiative

LANSING, MI (WHTC/WKZO) -- The petition to put an initative to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has been tossed out by the Board of State Canvassers. MIRS News reports that the board declined to certify the petition after questions were raised about possible duplicate signatures in the petition.

In a random sample, the board apparently found 48 duplicated signatures. As a result, the minimum wage initiative will not be on ballots before Michigan voters.

Raise Michigan officials behind the ballot initiative said that they’ll review legal options and make a decision shortly regarding any next steps.