Gov. Doug Ducey has signed bills into law that will give speeders twice as many chances to neutralize their tickets; take away the ability of cities and counties to regulate plastic bag use and grant landlords new rights to kick out the guests of tenants.Read More »
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Citing an array of potential problems, a Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled that Tucson and Phoenix don’t have to move their elections to the fall of even-numbered years to coincide with state and federal elections.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer made a major concession to her transaction privilege tax reform bill that eliminates the most contentious provision, but that wasn’t enough to get the League of Arizona Cities and Towns on board.Read More »
Although cities are concerned about how they will comply with the changes resulting from consolidated elections, all the worry may be for naught, at least for charter cities, if a legal challenge against the law is successful.Read More »
When voters in Tucson and Phoenix went to the polls to elect their mayors in 2011, voters elected them for four years. But a bill passed last year by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer may extend the mayors’ time in office by a year. Or it may shorten their terms by a year. Nobody is sure which one it will be.Read More »
The East Valley Partnership recognizes the need to streamline and improve our state’s tax system. That is why we support the major tenets of Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to reform Arizona’s Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) that is currently burdensome for businesses and puts local merchants at a disadvantage to out-of-state Internet retailers.Read More »
Speedy drivers and red light runners cruising down state highways wouldn’t have to watch out for those white photo radar boxes and flashes of light anymore if a bill approved by the House on Monday becomes law.Read More »
One of the most controversial bills in this year’s legislative session is HB2657, TPT reform. The TPT (Transaction Privilege Tax) is Arizona’s sales tax program, and it has been more than 80 years in the making. Last year, Gov. Jan Brewer appointed a task force to examine ways to make the system simpler for businesses to comply with.Read More »
Dozens of local and county officials are asking Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would force cities to consolidate their elections dates with the state.
They argued that HB2826 would stamp out local control, politicize non-partisan elections and increase election costs.