ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico district judge has rejected a challenge to the Albuquerque Minimum Wage Ordinance, which was approved by voters in 2012.

Ruling from the bench Thursday, the Albuquerque Journal reports ( ) that Judge Shannon Bacon said she didn’t have jurisdiction to move forward with the portions of the lawsuit seeking to declare that the minimum wage ordinance is unenforceable.

The challenge to the minimum wage ordinance was filed by attorney Pat Rogers on behalf of the Association of Commerce and Industry, the New Mexico Restaurant Association and other groups including one that represents commercial real estate developers.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal,

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