Tag: minimum wage

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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