Businesses react to Arizona Supreme Court's minimum wage decisio - Tucson News Now

Businesses react to Arizona Supreme Court's minimum wage decision

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Days after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled the voter-approved minimum wage increase would stay, some businesses are scrambling to cover the costs.

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce tried to challenge the increase, but it was quickly shot down.

Jerry Bob's Family Restaurant near Cortaro and Thornydale has raised their prices.

Kelly Parcell, a server at the restaurant, said it is something the staff there expected.

But, she says she is hopeful now that the Supreme Court decision is final, business will start to pick back up again.

“We expected that we would lose a little bit of business until people get used to it,” she said. “ [They] are going to see that prices went up everywhere, not just us. It is something they are just going to have to get used to and hopefully they will be able to fit it into their lifestyle.”

Right now minimum wage is $10 an hour.

It will increase to $12 an hour by 2020.

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