Minimum wage

Dec 28, 2016

Ducey’s budget office, legislative leaders seek to block Prop 206

In an amicus brief, Speaker-elect J.D. Mesnard, Senate President-elect Steve Yarbrough and Gov. Doug Ducey’s Office of Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting told the Arizona Supreme Court that Proposition 206, will impose a “significant hardship” on the Legislature and Arizona’s taxpayers.

Dec 28, 2016

Last minute effort underway to block minimum wage hike

The immediate aim is to keep the minimum wage from going up to $10 an hour on Sunday as voters mandated.

Dec 21, 2016

Superior Court judge refuses to block minimum wage hike

Saying there are no constitutional violations, a judge on Wednesday refused to block the voter-approved law that requires employers to pay their workers at least $10 an hour beginning Jan. 1.

Dec 20, 2016

State Medicaid agency sides with foes of minimum wage boost

Arizona's Medicaid agency is siding with opponents of a voter-approved increase in the minimum wage by arguing in court papers that it is required to spend money because of Proposition 206.

Dec 19, 2016

Railbird: Lawsuit’s timing is too perfect

The timing of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit to block the voter-approved minimum wage hike has not gone unnoticed by Capitol observers.

Dec 16, 2016

Judge refuses to block minimum wage hike

A judge on Friday refused a request by business interests to immediately block the voter-approved hike in the minimum wage from taking effect as scheduled next year.

Dec 15, 2016

Arizona Chamber of Commerce sues to block new minimum wage law

The state chamber, joined by several local chambers, and two Arizona taxpayers and restaurant owners, filed a complaint this morning seeking an immediate injunction against Proposition 206.

Dec 14, 2016

State will provide emergency funds to offset minimum wage hike

Arizona health officials announced an emergency infusion of funds to help offset the costs of the state’s new minimum wage.

Dec 13, 2016

Mesnard says there may be legal grounds to overturn minimum wage hike

The new speaker of the Arizona House said Monday there appear to be legal grounds for someone to sue to overturn the minimum wage hike just approved by voters.

Nov 18, 2016

New minimum wage law provides paid time off for domestic violence victims

A lesser-known provision of the minimum wage ballot measure passed by Arizona voters this month will allow domestic violence victims to take paid sick leave to handle issues caused by the violence.

Nov 18, 2016

Minimum wage hike could reduce care for developmentally disabled

Arizona’s private care providers for individuals with disabilities desperately need an infusion of cash to comply with Proposition 206.

Nov 8, 2016

Voters approve measure to raise minimum wage

Early voter totals show Arizona’s fry cooks, cashiers and other unskilled workers will be making $12 by 2020.