Backers of an initiative to raise Arizona’s minimum wage from $8.05 to $12 an hour turned in nearly 272,000 signatures, far more than the 150,000 that have to be verified as valid to get the measure on November’s ballot.
With initiative petitions due today, Steve Chucri of the Arizona Restaurant and Hospitality Association is gearing up to convince voters to quash an initiative that would boost the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.
As the official leader of the American Embassy in Mexico, Jacobson delivered her first public speech at her residence in the upscale neighborhood of Las Lomas, in Mexico City, highlighting the strong bonds between both countries.
Gov. Ducey said he’s hoping to curb what he considers the influence of special interests with an order eliminating the ability of state agencies to spend public money on contract lobbyists. A political expert says it could be a "political stunt" or meaningful change.