Government Affairs

In a trend being echoed in several states across the nation, Arizona is set to raise its minimum wage at the start of the New Year.   The state will increase its minimum wage by 10 cents, from $7.80/hr. to $7.90/hr. on January 1, 2014.  The increase is a result of a 2006 statewide initiative (Prop 202) that passed and became effective January 13, 2008, and automatically sets annual wage increases indexed to the cost of living.

AnnaMarie Knorr

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced yesterday the initial water allocation available to water contractors for calendar year 2014 is 5%.  According to a DWR press release, “The initial allocation is a conservative estimate of what DWR expects it can deliver as a percentage of the total amount requested by the public water agencies that contract for SWP deliveries.”

Dave Puglia

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