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Protect workforce development by carving out teen wage

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The answer to improving the job climate is to continue to reduce regulations and free up more of the revenue that job creators are capable of producing. Failure to create policies that encourage future job growth and economic success will only result in a drastic increase in robot production.

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Messengers of vaccine injuries not the culprits

FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. A measles outbreak near Portland, Ore., has revived a bitter debate over so-called “philosophical” exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout from the disease. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week declared a state of emergency because of the outbreak on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Parents who are ringing alarm-bells have been listed as one of the “top 10 greatest threats to global health” by the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s laughable because the WHO is pointing the finger at the messenger instead of the culprit. The culprit is the filthy industry that’s getting away with this nightmare while laughing all the way to the bank. Don’t blame the messenger, pay attention to the canary in the coal mine.

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Bills are dangerous attacks on public lands

The Arizona Game and Fish Department gets most of its operating budget from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, permits, tags and stamps, including tags to hunt elk. (Arizona Game and Fish Department Photo)

Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, recently introduced two bills designed to facilitate the transfer of Arizona’s public lands to state ownership. HB 2547 and HB 2557 represent a dangerous attack on our state’s public estate. As a lifelong hunter and Arizonan who relies on public lands, I ask that you condemn these bills and write your representatives to ask that they do the same.

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HB2523 – Stop Undermining the Will of Arizona’s Voters

Definition of the word Minimum wage in a dictionary

In my work since the minimum wage was passed I have heard from several working class individuals that employers are cutting benefits or keeping tips and justifying these actions by telling their employees that it is the only way they can pay the minimum wage. It seems to me that our legislature’s time would be better spent strengthening the Arizona Industrial Commission, which is in charge of investigating wage theft rather than reducing the minimum wage.

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