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Arizona’s minimum wage is far too low

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As a small business owner, I am disappointed by business leaders’ recent calls to turn away from doing what’s right for our employees. On Nov. 8, Arizonans have an opportunity to vote on Proposition 206, the Arizona Healthy Working Families Initiative to raise the minimum wage and guarantee earned paid sick days.

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Arizona can do more with energy efficiency

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Though we’ve now proven that energy efficiency works, we’ve only just begun to tap its potential. Arizonans can continue to save as we cut energy waste by upgrading buildings, improving manufacturing production lines, and installing new sensors and controls. Doing so creates local, family-wage jobs that can’t be outsourced, and such efforts end up paying for themselves.

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How Proposition 206 will impact Arizona seniors

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While much of the attention to Proposition 206 has been directed toward restaurant and other service workers, there is a larger and more vulnerable population that will be significantly impacted by raising the minimum wage in Arizona –seniors and those who care for them.

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