This is from Daily Kos:
MINIMUM WAGE. Increasing the minimum wage is an easy way to get more money in the pockets of people who need it the most, especially in states with low wages and low costs of living. Arkansas, for instance, raised its minimum wage to $8.50 an hour by 2017, even at the same time as they were turning out Mark Pryor by double digits—Issue 5 passed overwhelmingly, 66-34. In Alaska, Measure 3 passed 69-31, increasing the minimum wage to $9.75 by 2016.
In Nebraska, Initiative 425 passed 59-41, raising the minimum wage to $9 by 2016. In South Dakota, Measure 18 passed 55-45, raising the minimum wage to $8.50 in 2015 with inflation-adjusted increases annually after that. And in Illinois, a legislatively referredadvisory vote in favor of raising the minimum wage to $10 passed 66-34, although now it’s not clear whether it’ll clear the legislature (despite having Democratic supermajorities in both chambers) because of a few conservaDem holdouts. (Illinois does allow the initiative process, so if it doesn’t pan out this time, it’s a strong argument in favor of trying bypassing the legislature entirely next time, not just in Illinois, but in other states as well.)