Minimum Wages Could Be Lowered In Arizona, Florida

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    First Posted: 02/22/2012 5:57 pm Updated: 02/22/2012 6:03 pm

    WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing legislation that would lower the legal minimum wage for younger part-time workers and tipped workers such as restaurant servers, just as Florida lawmakers are considering dropping their state's tipped rate as well.

    In both cases, proponents of the measures are arguing that the wage floor for such employees is too onerous on businesses.

    The Arizona proposal, HCR 2056, would amend state law so that an employer could pay a teenage worker $3 less than the current minimum wage per hour if the worker is employed either part-time or on a temporary basis. The Arizona minimum wage is currently $7.65 -- forty cents more than the federal rate -- meaning that many teenagers could end up being paid $4.65 per hour if voters approve the

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    Paying the illegals too much?
     
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    When I was a teenager I only made 3.10 an hour
     
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    when I was a Teenager I worked in a factory for 1.85 a hr that was min wage. but you could buy a lot more with your dollars then. with 25 dollars u could fill up a grocery cart.
     

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