- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - A District of Columbia judge has halted an effort to let voters decide whether the city’s minimum wage should be increased to $15 per hour.

The Washington Post reports (wapo.st/1PZN97V) attorneys said D.C. Superior Court Judge Maurice A. Ross ruled that there was a problem with the body that agreed to let the ballot measure move forward. Members of the D.C. Board of Elections were serving past their appointed terms last year when they considered the issue, invalidating their decision.

Ross ruled from the bench Friday and told attorneys that a written order would come early next week.

Business groups have opposed the ballot measure.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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