By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times
Republican lawmakers agreed Thursday to ask voters to increase the state’s minimum wage — but in a way that businesses actually want.
HCR 2014 given preliminary Senate approval would require employers to pay their workers at least $9.50 an hour by 2020. By contrast, the current voter-approved law, with annual inflation adjustments, might have boosted the current $8.05 minimum to perhaps close to $9.
But it’s not that the GOP lawmakers actually think that higher wages are a good idea.