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Billy Peard, an attorney who co-wrote Proposition 206, provided the Star with a list of the campaign’s updated finances and said the group had raised nearly $ 250,000 in total as of October 16, of which around 213 $ 300 came from unions and non-profit organizations.

The National Employment Law Project, a New York-based nonprofit group that advocates for low wages, gave Tucson Fight $ 60,000. The campaign received $ 50,000 from The Fairness Project, a Washington, DC-based welfare organization

The Primavera Foundation gave the group $ 10,000 while the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona gave the group $ 50,000.

Renee Morton, owner of the Homestyle Galleries consignment furniture store, donated a total of $ 7,000 to Tucson Fight for September 15-30. David Higuera, chief of staff to Pima County Supervisor Matt Heinz, contributed $ 2,200.

Peard says the group spent around $ 226,000 through October 16. Expenses listed include campaign staff, campaign consulting firms, legal fees, and advertising distribution.

No on 206 PAC, led by business owners opposed to the minimum wage initiative, reports raising $ 22,500 as of October 16, including nearly $ 11,500 from individuals and $ 11,000 from corporations and corporations with limited liability. The Southern Arizona Leadership Council gave the group $ 10,500.

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