- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland’s city council will consider establishing a $15 minimum wage in the city after receiving petitions with thousands of signatures supporting the measure.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections certified that 11,900 of more than 28,000 signatures on petitions submitted by the Raise Up Cleveland group were valid. Only 5,000 voter signatures were needed to put the proposal before the council.

The group wants council members to approve an ordinance establishing the wage or take the issue to voters. The per-hour minimum wage under the plan would become $15 in January and align with inflation beginning in 2018.

The council can approve, reject or pass an amended version of the legislation, which is expected to be heard Monday night.

Cleveland currently has no minimum wage. The state minimum is $8.10.

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