Arizona is facing several issues and law changes in 2014. One of the most recent changes was a legal challenge that was facing the Supreme Court. On Monday January 13, the Court refused to hear an appeal from Arizona attorneys seeking to revive a state law that barred most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The law was instituted in 2012, but was struck down by an appeals court as being unconstitutional.
Minimum wage increased in Arizona on January 1 as well going up to $7.90. The federal minimum wage is $7.25.
Look for potential changes in law related to Child Protective Services and Medicaid this year. After an uproar raised due to the negligence in following up on reports of child abuse, lawmakers will be investigating how to improve the situation. They will also be working on the issue of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System which uses money from the Affordable Care Act to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program.
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