- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A judge has ruled that a proposal to raise Minneapolis’ minimum wage to $15 an hour should go on the city’s ballot this fall.

Hennepin County Judge Susan Robiner on Monday overruled the Minneapolis City Council. A majority of the council voted earlier this month against adding the proposal to the November ballot.

Supporters submitted a petition with thousands of signatures to the council. But City Attorney Susan Segal urged the council to reject it, calling the proposal an ordinance disguised as a charter amendment.

Cities including Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco have passed ordinances to raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next few years.

Minnesota Public Radio News (https://bit.ly/2c07mmP ) reports a representative for Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said it’s unclear yet if the city will appeal.


Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, https://www.mprnews.org

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