Government regulations on business and the free market are a favorite target of scorn from Republicans in the Legislature, but members of the party of limited government have introduced legislation this year to increase and expand regulations on a variety of businesses.Read More »
A House committee has approved a bill that would make some tax credits claimed by corporations public information.Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk, who has claimed he was wrongly identified as the architect of the Fiesta Bowl scandal, said Tuesday the false allegations have devastated his business.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she wants lawmakers to pass a package of business incentives and has called on lawmakers to eliminate a tax on electricity used by manufacturers.Read More »
A free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state's Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.Read More »
In a blow to Arizona Public Service, energy regulators agreed a few minutes ago to a compromise proposal charging users of solar rooftop panels with a fixed fee of 70 cents per kilowatt.
The new charge, which will begin next year, is only a fraction of what Arizona Public Service sought – which was to reduce savings from the solar incentive by roughly half.
Gov. Jan Brewer met this afternoon with members of her cabinet to discuss preparations for a possible shutdown of the federal government, which would affect a wide array of Arizona agencies and services, and even the Grand Canyon State's namesake.Read More »
Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent in August as the state's economy added jobs overall even as some sectors recorded losses. The July seasonally adjusted rate was 8 percent.Read More »
The new chief executive and president of Maricopa County's public health care system is expected to start his new job at the end of September. Steve Purves was hired to succeed Betsey Bayless as the Maricopa Integrated Health System's top leader.Read More »
Phoenix officials are worried that a provision imposed by the Legislature to ensure a return on its investment in the Phoenix Convention Center will cause the state to withhold sales tax revenue from the city.Read More »