Minimum wages continue to be debated at the local level in some communities around the country. Tying the topic to the mid-term elections, Flagstaff Arizona voters rejected Proposition 418, which proposed to bring that city’s minimum wage in line with the rest of the state ($11 in 2019 & $12 in 2020), defeating a business-backed ballot question that would have accomplished that goal. Instead, the minimum wage for businesses in the city of Flagstaff will continue to rise on its way to $15.50 by 2022. And this week, the city council in St. Paul Minnesota unanimously passed – and the Mayor signed – an ordinance boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour by July of 2027. Minnesota’s second largest city now joins Minneapolis with a $15 local minimum wage on the books.