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Arizona workers can expect an increase in the minimum wage beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

The minimum wage in Arizona is set to increase from $12.80 to $13.85 effective Jan. 1, 2023, due voter-approved Proposition 206, which tied annual pay bumps to inflation. Read more»

City Hall

The city of Tucson is moving ahead with their plans to create a Labor Standards Unit under the control of their Business Services Department. Advocates for Prop. 206, the $15 minimum wage ballot initiative, have said the policy requires a department to enfroce labor law and that this new unit may not cut it. Read more»

Tucson's City Hall

Tucson officials are making a mistake, an advocate of higher wages said, by rolling a new Labor Standards office into the city's Business Services Department. The city is preparing for a gradual increase in the minimum wage after Tucson voters approved the measure last fall. Read more»

Advocates say caring for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities is rewarding for workers but also demanding. “It’s not a minimum-wage job,” said one, but the pay is often barely above minimum wage, a new report says.

Arizona fared relatively well in a national report card on its level of care for people with developmental disabilities, but advocates fear those services are being threatened by low pay and high turnover rates for caregivers. Read more»

Whether you're a small business owner or an hourly worker, here's what you need to know about the provisions of Arizona's minimum wage increase, which will go into effect on Sunday, Jan. 1, after the state Supreme Court declined to block the measure approved by 58 percent of voters in November. Read more»

The Grand Canyon Institute, a centrist Phoenix think tank, said the minimum-wage increase proposed in Prop. 206 could result in from zero to 26,000 lost jobs by 2020. Arizona is adding about 15,000 jobs each quarter, which would more than make up the difference, economic analysts said. Read more» 1

Gov. Doug Ducey told a Washington audience this weekend that the movement to legalize recreational marijuana is “a battle for the minds and future of our children’s lives.” Read more»