Bill would prevent Arizona cities from setting minimum wages

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 7.20.43 AMBy Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times

The Arizona Senate today is set to consider a measure that would strip Arizona’s counties, cities and towns of the ability to set their own minimum wages and their explicit right to adopt employee benefits of their own liking.

A strike-everything amendment to HCR2014, proposed by Sen. Don Shooter, would declare a uniform minimum wage a “matter of statewide concern.”

The statewide minimum wage would be raised from $8.05 to $8.41 beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and would incrementally increase each following year, up to $9.50 in 2020.

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Related: Backers of higher minimum wage push for November ballot measure/Arizona Capitol Times

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