Judge Rules Minneapolis Voters Should Decide Minimum Wage Increase
The $15 minimum wage increase may be placed on the city's ballot in November
A judge had 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 collected thousands of signatures and submitted the petition to the council. City Attorney Susan Segal urged the council to reject it, calling it 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.