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Lawsuit could halt Arkansas minimum wage measure

People in Arkansas might not get a chance to vote to raise the minimum wage.

A lawsuit filed in the State Supreme Court wants to block a gradual raise of the minimum wage from being on the November ballot. People behind the suit say the signatures on a petition weren't collected by deadline.

At Edward's Grocery in Harrison, the store manager says about 40% of his employees are paid minimum wage.

"We have a lot of young people that work carrying out or stocking. They're still in school or they're in college," says Roger Harrison, Edward's Grocery manager.

Harrison says everybody starts at minimum wage ($6.25 an hour) and work up from there.

"For the average person they have to survive on minimum wage a family, you'll have at least two people working and they're going to have to really watch what they spend. It's hard for them," says Harrison.

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