Union Initiatives Headed to Court Battle

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas wants a Nevada judge to reject a bid to get him to issue a court order to put two Culinary Workers Union-backed initiatives on the June 2 ballot.

In documents filed Tuesday, lawyers for the city say that even though backers collected enough signatures, the measures are legally defective and shouldn't be put before the voters.

One initiative would repeal the city redevelopment plan. The other would require voter approval for some major projects like a new city hall, which the union opposes.

A hearing is set for noon Wednesday on a lawsuit filed Friday by the Las Vegas Taxpayer Accountability Committee and others.

They lost a bid last week to get the Nevada Supreme Court to order the measures be put on the ballot.

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