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Arizona cannot delay education finance reform much longer

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Arizonans went to the polls earlier this month to elect a new governor and decide who would represent them in many state offices and the United States Congress. Of the 35 legislative candidates that the Chamber’s Political Action Committee endorsed in the General Election, 34 won their races and will join or re-join the Arizona Legislature when the session begins in January. These candidates are committed to the same economic initiatives as the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce: economic growth, job creation and business retention.

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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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Allen, O’Halleran compete to return to Legislature (access required)

Sylvia Allen and Tom O'Halleran

No matter who wins the Senate race in Arizona’s Legislative District 6, the victor will be making a homecoming to the Capitol. Republican Sylvia Allen, 67, whose name will be printed on ballots in place of the deceased Sen. Chester Crandell, last served in the Senate in 2012. Her lone challenger, independent Tom O’Halleran, 68, was also once a senator, most recently in 2008.

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