It looks like Arizona legislators are in the mood to listen to their citizens this week! In more relieving news from the state, the sponsor of the ballot initiative that would have ended the state’s current policy of indexing the minimum wage for inflation has withdrawn the bill, citing polling data indicating that the measure would be defeated by voters. This means that minimum wage workers in Arizona can continue to expect their wages to keep up with increases in their cost of living. The restaurant industry has vowed to renew this fight in 2014, claiming that they just need to get the “messaging right.” I’m not sure how they plan to message a bill that would erode the economic security of minimum wage workers, but if this year is any indication, I have a feeling that whatever they come up with, Arizonans won’t be buying it.

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