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STATEMENT: NV Dems Chair William McCurdy II on Governor Sandoval’s Veto of Minimum Wage Increase

Las Vegas, NVToday, following Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s veto of Senate Bill 106 to raise Nevada’s minimum wage to $12 an hour, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement:

“The Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 106 is a crushing disappointment for Nevada workers who are working full-time, often juggling multiple jobs, and yet earning poverty wages for their work. Nevada’s working families deserved this reasonable minimum wage increase. Raising the minimum wage would boost paychecks, help employers retain talented employees and strengthen our economy. Whether it’s through a ballot initiative or by electing a Democratic governor in 2018, I’m confident we will win this fight and finally raise Nevada’s minimum wage.”

ICYMI – on the same day he vetoed this minimum wage increase, Governor Sandoval also signed a bill to fund a portrait of himself.