Republican leaders are planning to end the legislative session by April 29, but it's not clear whether that will leave enough time to pass some GOP priority measures, including H2250, the "jobs bill" sponsored by House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
A package of tax cuts aimed at spurring economic growth has become a political landmine for Gov. Jan Brewer, who is facing a tough primary challenge from several fellow Republicans unhappy with her fiscal decisions.Read More »
Experts say Arizona is still three to four years away from a full economic recovery.Read More »
The Senate passed legislation on April 21 aimed at allowing churches to be anywhere that non-religious groups are permitted to operate.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has taken the first step to repeal cuts to health care programs in order to comply with the federal health care law and avoid losing nearly $8 billion in federal funding.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has unveiled an alternative to House Speaker Kirk Adams' "jobs bill" that completely scraps the corporate tax cuts that were the core of H2250.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has made it known to lawmakers that she wants them to delay a host of corporate tax cuts until 2013 when her temporary tax increase would expire, though she stopped short of saying she would veto the bill sponsored by House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.
Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.
The Senate Finance Committee has pulled the plug on a bill that would have extended the life of the payday industry. The committee was set to hear on April 7 a "strike-everything amendment" on a bill that was the industry's final attempt to continue operating.Read More »
A study sponsored by the Arizona Tourism Alliance paints a grim picture for the industry unless the state reverses some of the budget cuts that already have been approved.Read More »