It’s not only organized labor that’s seeking “do-overs” on issues of import to them – elected officials in both Maine and Arizona are planning to make changes to their respective minimum wage hikes. In Arizona, one of four states where minimum wages hikes were approved by the voters on November 8, incoming Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard is contemplating filing a lawsuit challenging the voter-approved measure because it may conflict with the Arizona state constitution. Mesnard believes that Proposition 206, which hikes the state minimum from the current $8.25 to $10 on January 1 and on to $12 by 2020, may conflict with the constitutional provision that all initiatives that require and outlay of state funds must also contain a funding source. The new wage requires the state to pay out more money hence, he believes that may be enough of a nexus to violate that constitutional provision. It’s a bit of a different situation in Bangor Maine, where city councilors last year created a city minimum of $8.25 to be effective on January 1st. In the November 8 election, Maine voters approved a statewide hike to $9 an hour that is scheduled to become effective on January 8th and within one week of the Bangor increase. To minimize the confusion – and the need for companies to adjust employee pay twice in one week – the council voted to postpone implementation of the local increase by 6 months. They are reluctant to completely repeal the local hike in fear of Governor Paul LePage possibly trying to undo the voter-mandated statewide increase. Elsewhere on the wage front, business groups in Miami Beach have launched a legal challenge against that city’s newly adopted minimum wage law – challenging it for being in violation of state laws that pre-empt local minimum wages. The Florida minimum is slated to increase to $8.10/hour on January 1.