The state of Arizona has injected itself into the Seattle wage issue against franchising in a good way, arguing in an amicus brief that the ordinance violates the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution (which gives the power to regulate commerce solely to the Congress), discriminates and “directly burdens 13 franchisors based in Arizona and their 54 franchise units operating in the city of Seattle.”  The International Franchise Association (IFA) filed suit challenging the discriminatory components of the ordinance last June.  Seattlefranchisefairness has more information on the issue, while the Arizona amicus brief, filed by Arizona Solicitor General John Lopez, is available here.