Three experts on state finance and economy have been appointed to the Arizona State Retirement System Board, a nine-member body that prescribes investment goals and policies for the state’s retirement system.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns says the next move on a package of proposed business tax cuts and tax breaks for creating jobs is now up to Gov. Jan Brewer and her staff.Read More »
It could be a busy day for Arizona lawmakers.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 »
The Prescott Area Coalition for Tourism won't handle tourism promotion for Prescott next year.Read More »
School choice advocates are pushing to amend the state Constitution to allow students in failing public schools to use vouchers at private schools.Read More »
After losing a two-year, multimillion-dollar battle with voters and lawmakers, Arizona’s payday lenders are fighting for their lives.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.
After a lengthy hearing attended by dozens of lobbyists for business groups and various individual corporations, a Senate panel today approved a heavily amended bill that aims to spur job growth through tax cuts to all businesses and tax credits for companies that create new high-wage jobs in Arizona.Read More »