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Special election after November likely on minimum wage

Cleveland part-time workers’ measure withdrawn

A vote is not likely to take place in November on a Cleveland-only minimum wage increase that would phase in a $15 minimum wage—starting with $12 an hour in January—while the rest of the state remains at $8.10.

The measure is, however, expected to appear on a future ballot on a to-be-determined date after November.

A separate Cleveland-only part-time workers’ initiative that was in line to appear on the November ballot has been withdrawn by petitioners. Cleveland City Council is expected to pass legislation Monday afternoon granting the request and repealing the proposal.

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Meanwhile, two local ballot measures that the Greater Cleveland Partnership supports and will appear on the November ballot have been assigned issue numbers:

  • Issue 32: Cleveland's proposal to increase its income tax by 0.5 percent. 
  • Issue 108: The renewal of a tax that provides operating revenue for Cleveland city schools.