Proposition 206 passes in Arizona

Proposition 206 to raise minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 was officially passed in the current election on November 8th 2016. Proposition 206 is designed to help the lower class families and individual in Arizona, live more comfortably. Proposition 206 also includes paid time off, which gives full time and part time employees up to 40 hours of paid sick time if the employer has more than 15 employees. Currently minimum wage is $8.05 per hour, each year will increase starting January 2017 to $10 an hour.  A few concerns from individuals in the rise in taxes and inflation on daily products. However, proposition 206 is designed to be a temporary push for the Arizona worker.  According to the U.S Census Bureau 21.2 percent of Arizonans in 2014 were below the federal poverty line.  Proposition 206 is not designed to make our poverty rate increase, but to help push start our lower class into careers and greater opportunities with the little help.

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