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Business groups back in court seeking to block Arizona

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Attorneys argued whether a pending hike in the state’s minimum wage should be put on hold until there is more time to argue the merits in court

Attorneys for various business interests asked a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Tuesday to stall implementation of the minimum-wage increase that voters overwhelmingly passed in November.

If the judge issues a preliminary injunction, the attorneys said, they will prove that the ballot measure is unconstitutional and harmful to a broad swath of Arizona, from people who depend on state services, to state agencies, to employees who may be fired because businesses can’t afford the higher wage.

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