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N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg Sues City Council Challenging Wage Laws

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sued the City Council, challenging so-called living-wage and prevailing-wage bills approved over his veto earlier this year, the city’s Law Department said.

The bills require landlords who rent office space to the city and many industrial companies and real-estate developers that get city financial aid to pay employees who work on the premises more than the state’s minimum wage, the Law Department said in a statement. The suit was filed today in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, the department said.