At the state level, states have been actively considering changes in state-mandated minimum wages over the past several weeks with mixed results. Over the course of the past two weeks or so, an Arizona state senate committee advanced legislation amending a voter-approved initiative ($12 minimum wage) by reducing that minimum to $10 if the amendment were to be ratified by voters on the November ballot; the Delaware legislature is considering a more moderate wage proposal of a $1/hour increase (up to $9.25 from the current $8.25/hour) without any cost-of-living adjustments included; the Vermont senate passed a bill increasing the state minimum to $15/hour by the year 2024, and sent S.40 to the House for its deliberation. How the bill fares remains to be seen however as Governor Phil Scott has announced his opposition to the bill. Conversely, the New Hampshire senate defeated legislation (SB554) that would have increased the minimum wage to $12/hour and the Virginia House of Delegates rejected a proposal to allow local communities to set their own minimum wages above the state $7.25/hour wage. And at the local level, the Flagstaff Arizona Chamber of Commerce succeeded in getting an initiative approved for the November ballot. The ballot question would set the city wage (currently $.50 more than the state minimum) in line with the state minimum, which presently is $10/hour but increasing to $12/hour in 2020.