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By LuAnn Schindler

Voters approve higher minimum wage, voter ID in midterm election


November 17, 2022

Sammy Smith | Nebraska News Service

Race is over • Newly-elected governor of Nebraska, Jim Pillen, thanks his supporters at his election party Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Lincoln.

Two initiative measures - one requiring photographic identification, one increasing minimum wage - were passed by Nebraska voters during the Nov. 8 General Election.

Initiative 432 amends Nebraska's constitution, to require voters to "present valid photographic identification" prior to voting. Nebraska's Legislature will hammer out the details, according to language in the measure.

Voters also approved Initiative 433, which will gradually raise the state's minimum wage from the current rate of $9 an hour to $15 per hour by 2026.

On Jan. 1, the wage will increase to $10.50 and continue with...

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