A bid to get a public vote to hike the state’s minimum wage is now facing a new hurdle.Read More »
The recent editorial entitled “Demand-based rate strategy makes sense,” authored by a pair of local chamber leaders, seemed peculiar to me. The chambers sounded more like public information officers for utilities rather than cheerleaders for better Arizona commerce.Read More »
Readers last week were treated to Dianne Post’s column opposing Proposition 123 (March 24). It featured arguments long on rhetoric and legal theories outside the mainstream, but it was short on facts.Read More »
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.Read More »
Arizona law requires that employers check the citizenship status of new hires against E-Verify, but anyone who tried to log in to the federal database Tuesday got a shock.Read More »
A ballot initiative to increase the state’s sales tax to fund education and construction jobs took two blows today when Gov. Jan Brewer and one of the state’s largest business groups came out against the measure.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
Arizona's top economic development official is stepping down.Read More »
Building on last year's big "competitiveness" package of tax cuts for businesses, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer is offering a new, smaller package of proposed changes that she says will address so-called "problem areas."Read More »