We’ve got a couple of early warnings to share with you this week on the subject of minimum wages, and both relate ballot initiatives. First, in California, Sacramento County Superior Court Judge James Arguelles rejected a ballot campaign petition to force the question onto the 2022 ballot despite the campaign having missed a critical deadline. Secretary of State Shirley Webber refused to certify the $18 minimum wage petition for the ballot despite the campaign having collected over 1 million voter signatures because they were not certified by the July 13 deadline. As a result, the campaign filed suit, but Judge Arguelles denied their appeal. Consequently, the $18 minimum wage question will not be on the 2022 ballot, but it has already been certified for the 2024 ballot – a presidential ballot, which will likely generate greater turnout. It’s a similar situation in Michigan where One Fair Wage is still battling in the courts to save a $12 per hour ballot question for the 2022 ballot. Notwithstanding that fight, the organization has already qualified a $15 per hour minimum wage initiative for the 2024 ballot, having already submitted 620,000 signatures. Suffice it to say, the 2024 presidential ballot will include at least a few minimum wage questions.