Despite the boost that Democrats received in the November election, their list of goals for upcoming budget negotiations are relatively short and mostly focused on money for education and health care.Read More »
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Arizona’s economy would benefit if elected officials followed the lead of states including Utah and New Mexico that have established government-supported programs promoting venture capital investment, two business groups contend.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers advanced tax cut legislation Thursday as they pushed to end their regular session, despite complaints that they courted danger by moving forward with proposals put on their desks just hours earlier.Read More »
Phoenix officials are eyeing Northern California as a possible source of new jobs for Arizona's largest city.Read More »
The top-elected officials from Arizona’s largest cities are sending a strong message to the state Legislature: Stop interfering with local decision-making.Read More »
California’s loss could be Arizona’s gain, if some legislators have any say about it.
With the outcry from some businesses about the Golden State’s newly-passed “nexus tax” on some online retailers, Rep. Tom Forese, R-Gilbert, has proposed that Arizona take advantage of the discontent and try to recruit the angry businesses to Arizona, which has no such tax.
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 »
The jobs bill, announced on Monday and debated fiercely since, has passed the Arizona House and the Senate, even as many legislators acknowledged its flaws.Read More »
Calling it the most important legislation Arizona has taken up in generations, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday unveiled the details of the long-awaited Arizona Competitiveness Package, a raft of tax cuts and incentives that she said will boost job growth and make Arizona a haven for businesses.Read More »
Like many public-private partnerships, the Arizona Commerce Authority will be responsible not only for attracting new businesses, but also for doling out incentives. Others say the incentives many states use to lure new companies ignore the needs of businesses already in the state, especially small businesses, while paying their competition to move in next door.Read More »