SeaTac $15 minimum wage proposition on track to win by same margin

SeaTac $15 minimum wage proposition on track to win by same margin

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SeaTac $15 minimum wage proposition on track to win by same margin

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 6:13 PM

SEATTLE -- The King County elections office on Monday finished recounting the proposition in the city of SeaTac to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The actual numbers of the hand recount will be released and officially certified on Tuesday, but election officials said they did not notice anything different from the original count and there's every indication it will win by the same vote margin.

Prop. 1 passed by 77 votes in last month's election, with 6,003 votes counted.
  
The recount was requested by Common Sense SeaTac, a business group that opposed the proposition. It also faces a court challenge, led by Alaska Air Group. It questions whether it has authority at the airport, which is operated by the Port of Seattle.
  
The SeaTac minimum wage campaign drew $1.8 million in spending in the small city, with national labor groups supporting higher pay and national business groups opposing.
  
Washington has the nation's highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

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