WASHINGTON – Lori Nelson didn’t choose to leave Phoenix’s construction industry – she was forced out. After a three-decade career in construction ended abruptly when she was laid off in 2009, Nelson had to choose between leaving Phoenix to find construction work elsewhere or changing careers to stay in the city with her family.Read More »
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is holding a series of public meetings across Arizona on proposals for renewable energy development. Three meetings are scheduled next week in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Kingman. Two others are scheduled in Yuma and Tucson next month.Read More »
A personnel reform plan championed by Gov. Jan Brewer sailed through the House on a party line vote, with a few tweaks to soften the blow for law enforcement officers and other state employees who will retain their civil service protections.Read More »
Theresa Mattern, a Glendale-based Realtor, listed a four bedroom single-family home for a client on a Friday in February for $95,000. Within 72 hours, she had seven offers and it sold for $109,000 cash. “At the end of the weekend it sold for $14,000 over the asking price,” Mattern says.Read More »
Six years ago, it was common for buyers to wait in front of new home sales offices to see who would win the privilege of purchasing one of the several lots the builder had selected to release for sale that day.Read More »
While the slew of measures targeting public unions appeared to have re-energized organized labor in Arizona, it also exposed their inability to fully unite amid a sustained attack from foes. The discord over tactics was palpable on March 1, when hundreds of union members and their supporters protested at the state Capitol, but many public unions stayed away.Read More »
The northwestern Arizona tribe that owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk has reinstated its eminent domain law and voted to ban the Skywalk developer and his employees from the reservation.Read More »
Opponents of Proposition 100, who warned that the 1-cent sales tax increase wouldn’t truly be temporary, are watching their predictions come true.Read More »
Since the Arizona Commerce Authority officially launched on July 1, it has awarded $17.2 million in incentives to companies moving to or expanding in Arizona. But detailed information is available for less than half of that money.
That’s because $9.3 million has been awarded in the form of tax credits, which are defined in Arizona statute as confidential taxpayer information.
The Senate today rebuffed a proposal to require online retailing giant Amazon.com to collect taxes on products it sells to Arizona residents. The measure, SB1338, was defeated by a vote of 8 to 20.Read More »