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Advocates rally for minimum wage, sick time

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BOSTON (AP) -

Backers of ballot questions that would raise the minimum wage and create a statewide earned sick time policy are pushing ahead to collect enough signatures to put the measures before Massachusetts voters next year.

The minimum wage question would increase the state wage from $8 to $10.50 per hour over two years. The sick time question would guarantee all Massachusetts workers can earn sick time to use if they or their family members become ill.

Two Democratic candidates for governors are supporting the measures.

State treasurer and gubernatorial hopeful Steve Grossman attended earned sick time rallies in New Bedford and Fall River on Saturday.

Fellow candidate Martha Coakley, the state attorney general, planned to join a rally by the same group, Raise Up Massachusetts, in Brookline on Sunday.

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