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.
The immediate aim is to keep the minimum wage from going up to $10 an hour on Sunday as voters mandated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona health officials announced an emergency infusion of funds to help offset the costs of the state’s new minimum wage.
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.
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.
Arizona’s private care providers for individuals with disabilities desperately need an infusion of cash to comply with Proposition 206.
Early voter totals show Arizona’s fry cooks, cashiers and other unskilled workers will be making $12 by 2020.