By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times
Three weeks before Arizonans start voting, a statewide business group has finally launched a campaign to kill Proposition 206.
Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, acknowledged Monday it will take a “seven-digit” investment to convince voters to reject the proposal to hike the state’s minimum wage immediately to $10 an hour, going to $12 an hour by 2020. The same measure would require businesses to provide at least three days of paid leave a year.
“We’re going to raise as much as we can,” he said, declining to specify a number.