Low wages, housing shortage puts burden on renters across Arizona

A study of six Arizona counties by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University found that low wages, housing shortages, and an increase in short-term rentals and vacation homes are limiting access to affordable housing. I’m here. The study brings together surveys from Maricopa, Yuma, Cochise, Coconino, Yavapai, and Pima counties, including […]

Legislation would penalize Tucson, Flagstaff for minimum wages

Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Arizona legislators are moving to financially penalize the city by imposing a higher minimum wage than the rest of the state. And they’re doing it in a way designed to circumvent restrictions voters imposed on lawmakers in 2016, which said cities could have their own base wages. Senate […]

Sheriff and Supervisors discuss wages | News

During the June 20 work session on La Paz County Sheriff’s Office salaries, discussions took place between Sheriff Will Ponce and county superintendents, especially District 2 Superintendent Deuce Minor. Ponce said his department is losing employees to other agencies that can pay more, but Minor said the county doesn’t have the funds to do what […]