The most powerful business group in Arizona filed suit to block a voter-approved minimum-wage increase from taking effect January 1, next year.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry's lawsuit which was overwhelmingly approved last month through Proposition 206 could block a pay raise for hundreds of thousands of Arizona employees.
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit also include the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, as well as the owners and two workers of the Valle Luna restaurant chain.
Governor Doug Ducey said that, “We’re going to let the lawyers do what they do and let the courts say what is proper here." "I was just made aware of it this morning, so let’s let it work through the legal process.”
Tomas Robles, campaign chairman for Prop 206, said that, "This is really just another attempt to avoid listening to the will of the voters. It’s disgusting."
"Governor Ducey had a budget surplus he gave to corporations last year. They should look in the mirror instead of filing this lawsuit."