It is now official, voters in two more states will be asked this fall whether their minimum wages should be increased.  This past Monday, advocates in Colorado submitted over 200,000 signatures, more than double the required 98,492, to place the question of mandating an increase in the state minimum wage on the November ballot.  The state minimum is currently $8.31 per hour, but under the terms of the ballot initiative, would rise to $12 an hour by 2020 should the measure pass.  Similarly, voters in Washington State will decide whether or not to increase the state minimum wage to $13.50 per hour and mandate that private employers grant paid leave to their employees.  Although we advised back on July 7 that enough signatures had been gathered and submitted, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman still had to certify that advocates for Initiative 1433 had submitted at least the required minimum of 246,372 qualified signatures.  Last Friday, Secretary Wyman credited them with 345,907 valid signatures, so it goes to the voters on November 8.