Small Business Commission votes against minimum wage increase

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KVOA) – On Thursday at the Pima County Small Business Commission Meeting, members voted in the majority to recommend to the Pima County Board of Supervisors not to enact a county-wide raise in the
minimum wage that would be more than the state minimum wage.

Tucson Business Owners, Inc. said it supports the vote of the Pima County Small Business Commission and urges the Pima County Supervisors to confirm the commission recommendation at an upcoming meeting.

In a memo made public by the Supervisors through a FOIA request, the legal opinion stated the board can discuss,
offer a motion and vote on an increase to minimum wage ordinance, in effect raising the amount to $15 per hour
county-wide. However, the Small Business Commission voted to recommend that the county follow the state
minimum wage to not exceed the current $12.15 per hour.

The state minimum wage was raised by voter initiative,…

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