Flagstaff business community starts effort to amend local minimum wage increase

January 12, 2017
ABC 15
Sonu Wasu

The news brought a double whammy for the business community in Flagstaff: Proposition 206 means minimum wage is going up from about $8 to $10 an hour, but an additional local proposition took that even farther.

In July, business owners in Flagstaff will have to shell out $12 an hour in minimum wages. Stuart McDaniel, the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce said it was an almost 50 percent increase in six months -- a cost many business owners couldn't afford.

"They're panicking. Scared about having to let go of people, raise prices on things," McDaniel said.

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