From declining revenues to pay for transportation infrastructure, to a gas tax that is well below the national average and the rise in hybrid and electric vehicles, Arizona’s transportation infrastructure funding system is facing a crisis.Read More »
New campaign finance laws could restore clout of business community
Business interests that once served as the gatekeepers of Arizona’s elections may be regaining some of the clout they lost during the Clean Elections era.
The Arizona Commerce Authority’s deal-closing fund became more of a deal-making fund during the 2013 legislative session, opening the possibility that more special projects could be in the agency’s future.Read More »
Arizona’s city, county and state governments are handing out billions in economic development incentives to attract business — but not without resistance from critics who dispute their necessity.Read More »
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 »
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.