Economic development bills waiting on budget
The fever pitch for economic development legislation has died down somewhat following signs of recovery and passage of blockbuster bills in the past two sessions. But lawmakers are still pushing job-creating legislation, which has been stalled for months over the ongoing budget stalemate.
Experts: Arizona jobs, home prices slowly rebounding
Job growth and home prices are slowly rebounding, but the state has a long way to go and automatic federal budget cuts aren’t helping, some of Arizona’s top business experts said Thursday.
Authorities debate whether lavish economic development incentives are worth the price
Arizona’s city, county and state governments are handing out billions in economic development incentives to attract business — but not without resistance from critics who dispute their necessity.
Brewer’s slow-down warning leaves 100s of bills waiting in legislative pipeline
The impasse between Gov. Jan Brewer and Republican legislative leadership over Medicaid expansion, sales tax reform and Common Core educational standards has left many lawmakers reluctant to send her their bills for fear of encountering a veto.
Arizona unemployment rate remains flat in March
Arizona’s unemployment rate for March remained flat at 7.9 percent, above the national rate of 7.6 percent but below the state’s rate of 8.4 percent a year earlier.
US ex Justice O’Connor hosts immigration debate
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is hosting a forum on the economic implications of extending U.S. citizenship to immigrants living illegally in the country.
Online doc matching firm to bring 600 jobs to Scottsdale
A New York company that helps patients connect with doctors through an online service is opening a Scottsdale office and will hire more than 600 workers in the next three years.
Arizona Legislature overhauls unemployment claims
A bill that would make it more difficult for recently unemployed people in Arizona to collect unemployment benefits is likely to land on Republican Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk.
Brewer to make another jobs announcement
Gov. Jan Brewer is headed to Scottsdale to make the latest in a series of announcements about companies adding jobs in Arizona.
Airline CEOs assure senators merger will benefit consumers
The CEOs of American Airlines and US Airways told a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee Tuesday that not only would a merger of their airlines not hurt Phoenix, it could bring more international flights to the city.
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