economy

Capitol Media Services/Howard Fischer

An electric car maker is opening a new manufacturing plant near Casa Grande.

www.plainvillefarms.com/

Arizonans will spend a bit less for a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports a global food surplus is keeping prices down.


Michael Chow/Arizona Republic

Arizona voters will decide in November on Proposition 206, which would eventually raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 per hour. Democratic Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Ann Kirkpatrick has officially endorsed the initiative. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Courtesy

The federal minimum wage may be affecting year’s elections. A new poll shows a majority of Arizonans support an increase. And that could determine how they vote for the state’s U.S. Senate seat. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


A judge is set to hear a challenge to a voter initiative raising the state's minimum wage from $8.05 per hour to $12 an hour by 2020.

The lawsuit filed by the Arizona Restaurant Association against the minimum wage initiative says many or all of the signatures are invalid because of problems with the signature-gatherers or the petition sheets themselves.

The group backing the initiative says they're confident it will survive the challenge.

Pages