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Burgeoning beer business seeks lifeline from Legislature (access required)

Andy Ingram, head brewer at Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, describes the beer brewing process at their 18-year-old facility, which produces about 80,000 kegs or just less than 10 million beers each year. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

There’s a battle brewing over microbreweries. For Arizona’s two largest craft beer brewing companies, business is booming. In fact, Four Peaks and San Tan brewing companies are producing so much beer that they’re pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a microbrewery. They’re brushing up against state-imposed caps on the amount of beer a microbrewery can brew.

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GOP business backers urge immigration reform


A group of Arizona Republicans and business leaders on Wednesday urged Congress to act on immigration even as President Barack Obama is poised to take executive action to shield millions of people in the country illegally from deportation.

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Pending tax cuts scrutinized as debt rises (access required)


Three factors have consistently been cited as big contributors to the estimated $1 billion deficit the state will face in fiscal year 2016 and some lawmakers are urging action on the one they actually control — tax cuts from a three year-old economic stimulus bill.

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