By Howard Fischer |Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times
State lawmakers took two slaps at local governments in the name of business interests but, in the end, just couldn’t bring themselves to approve a third.
On a 34-20 margin the House gave final approval to HB 2579, which would bar cities, towns and counties from telling private employers what kind of fringe benefits they have to offer. That includes everything from sick time to maternity leave.
That sent the bill, already approved by the Senate, to Gov. Doug Ducey.