By Howard Fischer Capitol Media via Arizona Daily Sun
A Republican-controlled Senate panel voted Monday to ask voters to reconsider a 2016 measure that is set to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 1016 would not entirely rescind the law, which Arizona voters approved by a margin of 58-42 percent. Wages would not go back to the $8.05 an hour they were two years ago.
But it would repeal future scheduled increases, freezing the minimum employers must pay at the current $10.50 an hour.
What it also would do — if voters really do have second thoughts — is eliminate another provision of the 2016 law, which says full-time employees are entitled to at least three days of paid sick leave.