South Dakota Democrats are taking more than 25,000 signature to Pierre in an effort to increase the minimum wage in the state.
Democrats announced Monday morning that they have collected nearly 10,000 more signatures than required by state law to put the issue on the ballot in November of 2014. Those signatures will now be verified by the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office.
If approved by voters, the minimum wage would increase from the current $7.25 to $8.50 per hour.
Democrats say that would be a raise for 62,000 South Dakota employees.