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Minimum wage to bump up in new year

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What would you do with an extra $2,080 a year? Well, maybe closer to $1,600 after taxes? That's the happy question facing hundreds of thousands of Arizonans who are in line for a wage bump come Jan 1. That's when the last phase in a 2016 voter-approved increase in the minimum wage kicks in.

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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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Arizona Democrats tout plan to stimulate state, federal economy

A plan to revitalize the U.S. economy put forward by liberal groups would create jobs in Arizona and help the poor move to the middle class, a Democratic state lawmaker said Wednesday. “The American dream is for any American, no matter where they start in life, to be able to accomplish their full goals,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix.

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