Group not giving up on minimum wage hike proposal in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-- Backers of a citywide initiative in Cleveland to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour are not backing down.

Last week, Cleveland City Council voted down the proposal, saying it could be bad for business, especially if the hike is only here in Cleveland, and other cities kept the minimum wage of $8.10.

Tuesday, Raise Up Cleveland introduced new language on the proposal. Instead of the hike happening all at once, it would start at $12 an hour on January 1.

Then, each year after that, minimum wage would increase by $1 until it got to $15.

Right now, it's unclear whether or not the issue will make it on the ballot.

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