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Rail and roads (access required)

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The iArizona Committee is headed by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and backed by a broad coalition of local politicians, construction contractors and business interests. Their ultimate goal is to boost Arizona’s economy and status as a transportation hub connecting Los Angeles, Dallas and Mexico, as well as linking Arizona’s manufacturing and economic hubs to one another.

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Commerce refuses to disclose CEO finalists

The Arizona Commerce Authority thus far has not released its list of finalists for outgoing CEO Don Cardon’s job, but one source who’s familiar with the search said Arizona Chamber of Commerce President Glenn Hamer is in contention and has been interviewed for the position.

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Brewer eyes a raft of changes to tax code (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer is looking to build on last year’s tax cuts with a handful of changes aimed at fixing “problem areas” in the state’s tax code.

Michael Hunter, Brewer’s lobbyist, outlined the changes the governor wants to make at an Arizona Commerce Authority Board meeting on Wednesday.

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School boards group shut out of ballot campaigns (access required)

Some of Arizona’s loudest and most influential voices in education will be silenced in future elections due to a law aimed squarely at keeping the Arizona School Boards Association off the campaign trail.

In response to ASBA’s financial largesse during the 2010 cycle on a couple of ballot measures, the Legislature passed HB2002, which prohibits school districts from spending money for membership in any association that attempts to influence the outcome of an election.

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