Ballot Question Backers Deliver Needed Signatures
Supporters of ballot questions that would raise the minimum wage, create a statewide earned sick time policy and update the state’s bottle deposit law say they’ve delivered more than enough certified signatures to put the issues before voters next year.
The labor-backed Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition held a rally in front of the Statehouse before dropping off what they said were a quarter of a million certified signatures at Secretary of State William Galvin’s office.
Backers of question that would expand the types of bottles covered by Massachusetts’ 1982 bottle deposit law said they delivered more than 100,000 certified signatures.
Wednesday is the deadline for certified signatures to be delivered to Galvin.
Other proposed questions would repeal the state’s 2011 casino law and undo a new law linking future hikes in the gas tax to inflation.