In less than 24 hours, the House and Senate had introduced, discussed, and voted on their budget proposals – a move that has led some lawmakers to grouse about the lack of time to consider the important policy implications.Read More »
Conservative Republicans who dominate the Legislature say the timing is right to overhaul Arizona’s civil justice system, arguing the changes are needed to improve the state’s business climate.
But so far, their success has been mixed.
Rep. Richard Miranda is resigning from the state House of Representatives, claiming health and family issues.Read More »
Former Congressman Matt Salmon has a wide lead over his opponent in a poll his campaign commissioned, though nearly two of every five voters don’t know which candidate they will support.Read More »
The medical technology company Ulthera will be the third business in Arizona to receive an award from the state’s $25 million deal-closing fund.Read More »
In July, Gov. Jan Brewer celebrated the announcement that Amazon.com was planning to open a new distribution center in the state, calling the move proof that Arizona is open for business.
Now, lawmakers are telling Amazon that since they have distribution centers here, they should be required to collect and pay sales tax to the state.
The mixed message is the latest chapter in a long-standing battle between online giants and brick-and-mortar retailers — and one that isn’t likely to be settled any time soon.
A committee charged with selecting the next state ombudsman finally made its decision, but not before the process became so mired in politics that it left a sour taste in the mouths of some of the panel’s members.Read More »
Matt Salmon has won the endorsement of the entire Arizona Senate Republican leadership team and a majority of the Senate’s GOP caucus, even though his opponent was serving at the Legislature with them less than a year ago.Read More »
Shoppers who dodge sales taxes by turning to the Internet may see their options begin to narrow if a measure in the Arizona Senate becomes law.Read More »
If a proposed constitutional amendment wins voter approval this fall, the threshold for raising taxes at all levels of government in the state will be made significantly higher and could make it nearly impossible for tax increases or extensions to ever occur.Read More »