It seems to be the issue that just won’t go away over the past few years, but there is still more updates on minimum wage hikes across the country. Out west, the Nevada Supreme Court remanded a minimum wage dispute back to the District Court in Las Vegas, but in the same ruling upheld the bifurcated state minimum wage – $7.25 if the employer offers insurance and $8.25 if it does not. In Arizona, the state Supreme Court rejected a Chamber of Commerce challenge to the latest wage hike. The increase to $10 per hour became effective this past January 1 (previously the minimum was $8.50) and had been approved by the voters in November. Elsewhere in the Grand Canyon state, the City Council in Flagstaff cobbled together a super majority to pass an amendment to that city’s voter-approved minimum wage increase. Voters approved a measure mandating that the city minimum always be at least $2 more than the state. A statewide measure unexpectedly passed hitting Flagstaff businesses with a double-whammy. With the council compromise, the city wage will go to $10.50 on July 1 and reach $11 next January with annual increases thereafter up to $15 in 2021. The final decision on the proposed wage hike in Baltimore is now completely in the hands of Mayor Catherine Pugh. The city council gave the measure, which hikes the minimum to $15 by 2022 from the current $8.75, final approval on Monday. It exempts workers under 21 and provides 5 extra years for businesses with fewer than 50 employees to reach the $15 plateau. The Mayor has expressed reservations in the past. And lastly, legislators in the state of Illinois are deliberating a new $15 an hour wage law filed by Chicago state representative Will Guzzardi. His bill would bump the minimum from the current $8.25 to $15 by 2022.