Arizona jobless rate rises to 8 percent
Arizona’s unemployment rate is up, rising from 7.9 percent in December to 8 percent in January.
Time to come to agreement on TPT reform
One of the most controversial bills in this year’s legislative session is HB2657, TPT reform. The TPT (Transaction Privilege Tax) is Arizona’s sales tax program, and it has been more than 80 years in the making. Last year, Gov. Jan Brewer appointed a task force to examine ways to make the system simpler for businesses to comply with.
Brewer: GM opening new IT center in Chandler, hiring 1,000
General Motors says it will open a new information technology innovation center in Chandler and hire 1,000 high-tech employees to staff the new location.
Arizona credit unions earn their way to the top spot
Arizona’s credit unions took the top spot in the country based on the net income they earned compared to the assets under their management during 2012, according to the National Credit Union Administration’s quarterly report released Tuesday.
Arizona braces for federal budget cuts
Across the state, Arizonans are bracing for federal spending cuts that will take effect Friday barring compromise between President Barack Obama and the House Republican leadership over a plan to reduce the national debt.
Proposed sequel to film tax credits faces uncertain future at Capitol
When Alexis Bristor graduates from Arizona State University in December with a degree in film and media production, she plans to pack her bags and head straight to Hollywood.
Mesa mayor says lifting bonds’ tax-exempt status could hurt cities
WASHINGTON – While much of Washington is focused on the impact of Friday’s “sequestration” cuts, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith is worried that a proposed solution to that problem could end up seriously hurting cities.
Senate advances bill to make gold and silver legal tender in Arizona
The Arizona Senate gave preliminary approval today to a bill that would recognize gold and silver as legal tender in the state, an effort its sponsor said harkens back to a basic reading of the United States Constitution and respect for a basic form of wealth.
Bennett to attend economic forum in NM
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is scheduled to attend an economic forum later this week in New Mexico.
Center outlines steps for achieving ‘The Arizona We Want’
Create 75,000 jobs that increase average wages by 30 percent. Deliver high-speed broadband Internet throughout the state. Thin 30,000 additional acres of land annually to prevent forest fires. Increase health care coverage and fund the Common Core Standards.
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