Rep. Justin Olson introduced Gov. Jan Brewer’s personnel plan Tuesday, just in time for the 275-page bill to be heard in committee on Thursday.Read More »
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The House Government Committee today approved a bill that would give the Legislature and governor final say over new rules and rule changes adopted by the Arizona Corporation Commission.Read More »
Amidst the statehood songs, cultural performances and reminiscences of the its history, Gov. Jan Brewer kicked off the state’s 100th anniversary with a proclamation declaring Feb. 14, 2012, as Arizona Centennial Day.Read More »
Happy 100th birthday, Arizona. Tuesday is the state's centennial, and Gov. Jan Brewer and other dignitaries will participate in celebrations at the Capitol in Phoenix.Read More »
In her centennial-themed State of the State speech this year, Gov. Jan Brewer called for an interstate highway between the only two major cities in West not connected by such a route — Phoenix and Las Vegas.Read More »
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu spent more than $35,000 on specialty badges and customized coins in honor of Arizona's centennial as his department was heading toward a projected multimillion-dollar deficit.Read More »
The Republican-led Arizona Legislature is considering a bill to fund an armed, volunteer state militia to respond to emergencies and patrol the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »
Arizona certainly needs property tax reform. We have the most complicated and complex property tax system in the nation, one that produces unpredictable and inexplicable property tax bills for homeowners and businesses. With a “share of the pie” system driven not by what your property is worth, but rather how much money the taxing districts want to spend, you are always one tax bill away from an unaffordable property tax problem.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s long-awaited personnel reform plan, which will overhaul the state’s employment practices and make it easier to fire government employees, will finally get its first hearing in the Legislature on Thursday.Read More »
In July, Gov. Jan Brewer celebrated the announcement that Amazon.com was planning to open a new distribution center in the state, calling the move proof that Arizona is open for business.
Now, lawmakers are telling Amazon that since they have distribution centers here, they should be required to collect and pay sales tax to the state.
The mixed message is the latest chapter in a long-standing battle between online giants and brick-and-mortar retailers — and one that isn’t likely to be settled any time soon.