One of the biggest losses for Arizona conservatives this past election cycle was Prop 206. The proposition was one of two very controversial and contensious props on the ballot this past election. Prop 205, which would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state, failed to gain a majority of the vote, but the minimum wage increase in prop 206 passed.
The lawsuit was brought by the Arizona Chamber of comerce and has since been joined by the Phoenix Chamber of commerce, the Flagstaff Chamber of commerce and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the owners of restaurant Valle Luna and its employees.
Az Chamber of Commerce President Glenn Hamer stated:
The organized-labor-affiliated backers of Proposition 206 sloppily constructed their initiative to exempt state employees, yet failed to properly account for those employers who hold state contracts. This failure is poised to a blow a giant hole in the state budget.
— Glenn Hamer (@GlennHamer) December 15, 2016
— Laurie Roberts (@LaurieRoberts) December 15, 2016
This lawsuit and the story are still developing. Cactus Politics has reached out to the chamber and to the Chambers and to The Fairness Project which backed the Prop 206 for comment.
The Fairness Project also pushed minimum wage initiatives in Maine, DC, California, Oregon and Washington state.