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Senate committee pumps brakes on minimum wage bill, cite Arizona Constitution
Senate President Karen Fann: ‘I have a hard time trying to take money away from [workers under 22] if they’re truly trying to pay their way through school’

Senate President Karen Fann in an undated file photo. The Senate Rules Committee put off discussion of HB 2523 for at least a week Monday, April 1, 2019, after Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert, said the changes sought could run afoul of a key provision of the Arizona Constitution. That language generally bars lawmakers from tinkering with anything approved by voters. (Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services, file)

Senate President Karen Fann in an undated file photo. The Senate Rules Committee put off discussion of HB 2523 for at least a week Monday, April 1, 2019, after Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert, said the changes sought could run afoul of a key provision of the Arizona Constitution. That language generally bars lawmakers from tinkering with anything approved by voters. (Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services, file)

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