A group backed by unions and faith-based organizations wants to ask voters to raise the minimum wage over the next few years. The Ohio Organizing Collaborative wants the minimum wage in Ohio to go up to $10 per hour in 2017 and scale up to $12 per hour by 2021.
Director Kirk Noden says that their polling shows widespread support for a higher minimum wage.
“Ohioans are a cautious, pragmatic electorate, but I think if you were to put $10 per hour on the ballot, that polls at more than 70 percent," Noden says. "People who would pass that easily.”