The Arizona Competitiveness Package goes into effect June 30, and while the business tax cuts that formed its foundation won’t start phasing in until 2014, several provisions will take root immediately.Read More »
A report by Arizona State University shows the foreclosure rate in the Phoenix area has continued to decline, but that the trend may not be sustained.Read More »
I suspected Gov. Jan Brewer would veto SB1593 and applaud her for doing so.
This bill was yet another example of a misguided Legislature embracing a feel-good piece of legislation that was promoted by health insurance reform advocates, such as Dr. Eric Novack.
The state's economic development director on Tuesday proposed that Arizona explore using publicly issued tax-exempt bonds to ease the flow of private investment dollars into business expansion projects into the state.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to create a property tax break for businesses that qualify by making new investments and creating jobs.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed legislation that contains a deal that cities and homebuilders struck that governs how impact fees are calculated, collected and used.Read More »
Despite objections from fiscally conservative legislators, the Senate approved on Monday a measure that would allow businesses that meet certain requirements to pay a lower property tax.Read More »
The Senate beat the sine die clock on Monday to pass legislation that contains major changes to the state’s pension systems.
The measure, which backers said would head off a collapse of the public pension programs, advanced on a party-line vote, 21-9.
Call it the ultimate going-home bill: House Speaker Kirk Adams is making an eleventh-hour push to win support for a series of reforms to the state pension programs before the legislative session ends.Read More »
The Arizona Corporation Commission wants to make sure electric utilities are ready for the summer high-use energy season.Read More »