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Jun 1, 2015

Proposal to cap tuition gets frosty reception

A proposal for a ballot measure to cap tuition rates at the state’s three universities got a tepid response from the Arizona Board of Regents, the Governor’s Office and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Nov 14, 2013

Arizona’s hourly minimum wage going up by 10 cents for 2014

For about three years, Katherine Castillo has worked as a hotel housekeeper earning Arizona’s minimum wage of $7.80 an hour.

Jan 30, 2012

Minimum wage increase will help Arizona’s working families

While working families struggle to make ends meet in this sluggish economy, there is a bright spot on the horizon for Arizona’s lowest-paid workers: On Jan. 1, the state’s minimum wage increased 30 cents to $7.65, raising wages for more than 130,000 low-wage workers.

The increase not only helps hard-working Arizonans provide for their families, but also boosts the overall economy.