Advocates of increasing the Ohio minimum wage refined and then resubmitted their petition to be put on the Ohio ballot. Raise the Wage Ohio had initially submitted the petition to increase the state minimum wage to $10.50 per hour in 2025 and then incrementally through 2028 at which point it would be $15 per hour. The initial submission was rejected by Attorney General David Yost as being misleading in a number of areas. Advocates then made changes and corrections to meet those concerns and resubmitted it to the Ohio Ballot Board, which considered the revised initiative on Monday and approved it. The petition, which would also eliminate the tipped wage in the Buckeye State, is now subject to proponents collecting at least 3% of registered voters based on ballots cast in the last gubernatorial election (which was Tuesday). Further, the signatures must be collected from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties. At that point, the petition must be signed by Secretary of State Frank LaRose and submitted to the legislature at least 10 days before their session begins. The legislature must act on it within 4 months. We’ll keep an eye on those developments going forward.