Cleveland asks Ohio lawmakers to block minimum wage hike

The proposal to phase in a higher minimum wage in Cleveland is slated to be on the ballot in May.

Ohio Money

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland city leaders want Ohio lawmakers to block a ballot initiative that would allow a phase-in of a $15-an-hour minimum wage only in Cleveland.

The proposal to phase in a higher minimum wage in Cleveland is slated to be on the ballot in May.

Cleveland officials say such a move would hurt the city’s economic recovery.

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber says he doesn’t think state lawmakers will need to take up the issue.

Cleveland.com reports that Faber expects that an advisory opinion from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will take care of the issue.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says there have been talks about addressing Cleveland’s minimum wage concerns before the end of the year.

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Information from: cleveland.com
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