State's high court denies petition to take sick leave question off ballot

J.R. Oppenheim
September 01, 2017 06:12 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Albuquerque voters will see a proposed sick leave ordinance on the upcoming municipal election ballot after the New Mexico Supreme Court denied a petition seeking its removal.


Businesses associations opposed to the Albuquerque Healthy Workforce Ordinance had asked the state's highest court to consider taking the question off the ballot, saying the process for its inclusion was unconstitutional. The petition to Supreme Court followed a lower court ruling last month saying it would appear.

The Supreme Court denied the motion on Friday.

Should voters approve the ordinance during the upcoming election, it would require businesses to provide sick leave for employees. The issue has become a divisive one among both supporters and opponents.

The city election is Oct. 3.


J.R. Oppenheim

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