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The Arizona Supreme Court says it will decide if a minimum wage boost approved by voters violates a state constitutional provision requiring initiatives to identify a funding source for increased state costs.

The Flagstaff City Council will meet on Feb. 14 for a special meeting to consider options regarding a voter-approved minimum wage increase that has sharply divided the community.

The Arizona Supreme Court has refused to temporarily block a minimum wage boost approved by voters that affects hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers.


A judge is refusing to block a new voter-approved law raising Arizona's minimum wage.


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A group of Flagstaff business owners and advocates has filed for a petition to oppose the city’s new $15 an hour minimum wage increase. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it calls for a special election to make significant changes to the initiative.