Drought legislation based on a bipartisan agreement between Senator Feinstein and House Majority Leader McCarthy has been included in the FY17 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The WRDA is currently on the floor of the House of Representatives and set for a vote as early as tomorrow (December 7), with the Senate potentially poised to pick it up on Thursday (December 8).

Cory Lunde

Arizona voters passed Proposition 206 (the “Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act”) which raises the minimum wage in Arizona from $8.05 per hour to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2017, and incrementally over the next four years to $12 per hour. Then, the minimum wage will increase with the cost of living starting in 2021. 

Jeff Janas

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