Taking the oath of office as Arizona’s 23rd governor, Doug Ducey foreshadowed a conservative agenda in his administration, vowing a lean budget, efficient government, more choice in education and a focus on bringing new companies and jobs to the state.Read More »
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How much headache can a barrel of screws create? A lot – if you bought them before Jan. 1, 2015, and you happened to be a subcontractor.Read More »
Like filing your income taxes with pen and paper? The state is going to make it more difficult for you to get the forms you need. And if you don’t have a computer, then be prepared to spend some time on the road to get them.Read More »
Arizona is poised to end fiscal 2013 in a better position than anticipated.Read More »
Booming sales on Cyber Monday might have meant savings for consumers, but they could also have meant lost revenue for the state of Arizona, a new report said.Read More »
The two years of the 50th Arizona Legislature will go down in the history books as the years when the Legislature hit reboot on the Arizona economy and turned what was a basket case into a best case.Read More »
Differing revenue forecasts pose a challenge for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and Republican legislative leaders to resolve as they continue negotiations over spending increases proposed by Brewer.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.
Three bills to eliminate or reduce the capital gains tax cleared a House committee today, despite objections from Democrats that a reduction would be too costly for the state.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer filled in the blanks from her State of the State address with an ambitious policy agenda heavy on restructuring the state’s tax system, changing the way public schools are funded, revamping the personnel system for state employees and throwing down the gauntlet over federal environmental and land management policies.Read More »