WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled that Arizona bars and restaurants cannot pay tipped employees less than minimum wage for doing work that does not directly generate tips, a decision that one attorney called "a game changer" for the industry.
WASHINGTON - Despite reports showing rising incomes and falling poverty, advocates of universal basic income - regular govenment payments to citizens, with no preconditions and no strings attached - say it's as timely now as ever. But critics say UBI is too costly and too impractical to ever come to be.
WASHINGTON - An estimated 88,529 Arizonans rose out of the ranks of poverty last year, but that still left about 1 million - or one state resident in seven - living below the poverty level, according to new Census data that show the state's poverty level fell faster, but remained higher, than the nation in 2017.
WASHINGTON - A report by the Associated General Contractors of America showed that 80 percent of construction firms nationwide reported having trouble filling skilled craft positions this year - 82 percent of firms in Arizona said they have had trouble.