The AZ Chamber of Commerce along with other local chambers filed an injunction in order to dalay the implementation of Prop 206. Those efforts have now officially failed as the Supreme Court of Arizona rejected any such motions from the Arizona business community.
On Sunday over 700,000 Arizonans will be getting a wage hike. Over night those minimum wage workers will receive a pay increase of $1.95, taking it from $8.05 to $10.00. Thursday’s annoucement however does not put the matter to rest, Glenn Hamer, president of AZChamber of Commerce plans further legal actions to stop the measure.
In a statement pryor to the ASCOTUS hearing Hamer seemed very optimistic, however afterwards on twitter, not so much…
Stay denied by AZ Supreme Court on 206. Disappointed. Violation of Revenue Source Rule. Will be crystal clear soon impact on budget.
— Glenn Hamer (@GlennHamer) December 29, 2016
Further legal actions againt the implementation of prop 206’s minimum wage hike will be ongoing. According to the AZ Capitol times:
The justices have agreed to consider claims by initiative foes that the measure violates a constitutional provision that requires all ballot proposals that result in new state spending to have a dedicated revenue source. But that won’t occur until February, meaning the $10 requirement will remain in place at least until then — if not beyond.
After the AZ Supreme Court denied the stay, Hamer simply stated:
This one stinks