Politics aside, treasurer’s race gets political
Candidates for what has historically been the least political state office are accusing each other of being too political. Incumbent Treasurer Kimberley Yee faced Democratic nominee Sen. Martín Quezada of Glendale, in a recent Arizona PBS debate.
Building skilled workforce best way to drive an economy
Focus on those that create good jobs – the small and medium sized businesses that desperately need reliable, competent workers to help them meet the ever growing demands of their customers. Encourage them, support them, and they will create the good jobs we all want!
Loop 303 opens a new gateway to the West Valley
The days of driving through the congested freeways and streets of Phoenix are finally over for the people of Goodyear.
Transportation is the foundation of a strong economy
For decades, Arizona was blessed with high quality, high capacity highways stretching from border to border. But growth and economic prosperity have filled the state’s key commercial corridors, and little capacity has been added.
Jan Brewer: Corporate tax cuts she signed were a little ‘too aggressive’
What’s not mentioned is that the state might have had more money to spend had there not been a series of corporate tax cuts approved by lawmakers half a decade ago which are still kicking in. For just this coming budget year, those changes will reduce state revenues by another $107.2 million.
New budget solution: Deal with it next year
This year's budget problems might just become next year's nightmare. Lawmakers hacked $650 million from the state's deficit during the final two months of 2009, but the shortfall still tops $1.4 billion.