January 12, 2017
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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