Election Issues

Minneapolis: You’ll vote on a $15 minimum wage this November

It will be up to voters to decide if Minneapolis’ lowest-wage workers should make no less than $15 an hour.

By Shaymus McLaughlin | August 22, 2016 | SOURCE: BringMeTheNews | PHOTO: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

After gathering the thousands of signatures required to get the question on the ballot come Nov. 8, then being blocked by the Minneapolis City Council regardless, the group 15 Now Minnesota celebrated a victory Monday.

Judge Susan Robiner issued an order that morning saying the group’s request – that Minneapolis residents get to vote on a $15 an hour minimum wage in the city – be put on the ballot on Election Day. It was a decision supporters of the effort celebrated.

If the ballot question is approved and enacted, Minneapolis would be among the dozen or so states or cities to have a minimum wage of $15 an hour (either currently enacted or planned).

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