PHOENIX (AP) – Advocates for raising Arizona’s minimum wage are preparing a campaign to get the issue on the November ballot.
The Arizona Capitol Times reports (http://bit.ly/22tX4hL ) that the campaign has less than four months to collect nearly a quarter million signatures.
Supporters of a minimum wage as high as $15 an hour have formed a ballot measure campaign committee called Arizonans for Fair Wages and Health Families. The chairman is listed as Tomas Robles, the executive director of progressive advocacy group Living United for Change in Arizona.
Democratic campaign consultant Bill Scheel says the campaign expects to begin by early April. Scheel says polling shows strong support for a minimum wage in the $14 to $15 range, although the group hasn’t decided exactly how high to set their proposed minimum wage.