FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jim Barton, (602) 626- 8805
TEMPE, Ariz. – December 20, 2016 – Torres Law Group attorneys Jim Barton and Saman Golestan headed to court today to defend Proposition 206 from a constitutional challenge by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. Proposition 206 is a voter initiative to raise the minimum wage in Arizona to $12 per hour by 2020. The initiative won by wide margins in the November election.
“The argument by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce is an overt attempt to undermine the will of Arizona voters. We are confident that the court will uphold the constitutionality of Proposition 206, and protect the working families who are relying on an increase in the minimum wage,” Torres Law Group Partner Jim Barton noted.
Managing Partner Israel Torres added, “Proposition 206 was the top vote-getter on the ballot in November, and won by 17 percent. The will of the people is clear, and we must protect their voice.”
An emergency hearing to immediately block the implementation of Prop 206 was held by the Maricopa County Superior Court on December 16. Judge Daniel Kiley denied the request, and ordered briefing and an additional hearing, held today, to reconsider the Chamber’s request to delay implementation.