Tag: Arizona minimum wage

My Turn: Proposition 206 will affect Arizona seniors

Currently the average cost in Arizona for in-home services ranges from $20 to $24 per hour. If Prop 206 passes, services most likely will exceed $30 per hour. For many older adults on a fixed income, and for financially strapped Baby Boomers taking care of their parents and their own families, this increase will be…

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My Turn: Minimum wage’s minimum impact on 2016 politics

Researcher: Don’t buy polls that show strong support for higher minimum wages. Economists at Trinity and Miami universities used Congressional Budget Office methodology to conclude that 15,000 jobs would be lost in Arizona at a $12 minimum wage. In cities and states that have already pursued dramatic minimum-wage increases, these consequences are being felt. Read…

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West growers group opposes minimum wage proposition

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers, said that if Proposition 206 passes, it will hurt Arizona’s farmers and the rural economies dependent on family businesses. “Labor is the single largest line item in a farmer’s budget; simple economics dictates that increasing such costs by nearly 50 percent will cause people to lose their…

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Firm that found signatures for Arizona wage hike sues over non payment

The private firm that collected signatures to put Proposition 206 on the November ballot is claiming it did not get fully paid. But Bill Scheel, the campaign’s manager, said if anyone breached the contract, it was the signature-gathering firm. He said the contract required it to produce sufficient valid signatures to put the issue on…

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