When Conair Corporation purchased a large vacant warehouse in Glendale 16 months ago, it was making an economic statement that in a small way cut into the loss of Arizona jobs to foreign countries.Read More »
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Energy efficiency = Big savings Program makes green-modification financial equation work, even for cash-strapped governments
With government entities at all levels scrambling to balance budgets, it’s not surprising that there is a reluctance to undertake costly, new projects.Read More »
It doesn’t quite add up to 100, but the combined service to the state of Arizona by two gals from Globe totals an amazing 96 years.Read More »
Building, buying & selling: Contractors, sellers, regulators and unions vie (hope) for positives in 2011
From homebuilders to Realtors, representatives of the recession-ravaged construction and real estate industries are doggedly pursuing dual legislative goals.
They’re determined to block legislation that they say would further sink their struggling businesses while supporting measures that might give them a financial boost. Several bills are under consideration that would make it easier to sell homes.
A nonprofit fund established to honor the memory and legacy of the late Monsignor Edward J. Ryle, considered by many the “conscience of the Legislature,” is offering a graduate level scholarship valued at more than $50,000.Read More »
When George Wylie Paul Hunt plunked his 300 pounds into the Arizona governor’s chair, he was a hard man to remove, even when it looked as if the voters had tossed him out.Read More »
Political activists and observers say term limits should be termed out, but average voters seem to like the law just the way it is.Read More »
A state agency that in the minds of some elected and private sector officials was a comfortable place for political appointees to perform is on the way out.Read More »
Jerry Colangelo, vice chairman of the newly formed Arizona Commerce Authority, sees his role as “rallying the troops and putting together a board that will provide leadership” in a concerted effort to improve the state’s economic and business status.Read More »
Despite a fairly positive report on the stability of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) earlier this year, a major business group with no direct involvement in the fund is expressing serious concern.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, none of whose member firms has employees enrolled in a public pension plan, is calling for a major overhaul of ASRS to radically change how benefits are calculated for future retirees.