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Q&A with Speaker of the House David Gowan (access required)

House Speaker David Gowan (Photo by Luige del Puerto, Arizona Capitol Times)

When House Speaker David Gowan first came to the Legislature in 2009, the state budget was more than $3 billion in the hole. Seven years later, as Gowan prepares to enter his final year at the Capitol, the budget is nearly balanced and the state has a surplus and money in the rainy day fund.

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Lyfting up AZ in the ride against Uber regulation

Consider it the annual tease: Ducey today unveiled his priorities for the year, but while he sprinkled his state of the state speech with some details, the public will have to wait until he releases his budget on Friday for more meat. He struck a hopeful note, saying Arizona is “on the rise,” and vowed to keep the state on that trajectory with lower taxes, reduced regulations and improved education.

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Transforming the economy of Arizona

African American Businessman & Woman Shaking Hands

The governor’s State of the State Address and the newly released report, Velocity: A Blueprint for Transforming Greater Phoenix into an Innovation Economy, focus on economic development for the state and the region. I’ve read both with a great deal of interest.

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