Saturday, August 6, 2016

Minneapolis Hearing On $15 Minimum Wage Turns Contentious

By Star Tribune, Aug 04, 2016

Groups pushing Minneapolis to adopt a $15 minimum wage and require police to carry insurance say they are readying lawsuits against the city after the City Council moved Wednesday to block the two issues from going to voters in November.

In a contentious committee meeting that ran three hours-plus, council members considered a single question: Did the two proposals meet the legal requirements to put them on the ballot as amendments to the city’s charter? While backers of both proposals had secured the required number of petition signatures to bring the matters forward, City Attorney Susan Segal said neither plan met the narrow requirements for a citywide vote.

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