Navajo Tech 1st among tribal universities to offer PhD
A university on the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. launched its accredited doctoral program, becoming the first among more than 30 accredited tribal colleges and universities across the country to offer such a high-level degree, in an attempt to provide more employment opportunities and impact change for Navajo communities in Arizona and two other states.
Arizonans need affordable health coverage
Most Arizona businesses have enough on their plate in just running a successful business. We can’t expect these companies to also keep track of, and weigh-in on, complex public policy issues that will contribute to increased health coverage costs. That’s why the nonprofit group Arizonans for Affordable Health Coverage was formed
Flat tax to take effect 1 year early
Arizona will implement a flat 2.5% income tax starting next year – a year earlier than anticipated – Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Thursday.
Lake and Hobbs stress business-friendly policies
Gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, the current Democratic Secretary of State, provided a centrist stance that seemed aimed at the business community, during a candidate forum that the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted on Sept. 7. Meanwhile, Republican opponent Kari Lake emphasized many of the same policies she has touted throughout her campaign during the event.
Sinema, Kelly can maintain our competitive edge
Opposing the PRO Act and any of its misguided policies, whether in the PRO Act itself, or any provisions that may be covertly slipped into other, unrelated legislation, will be key to maintaining our momentum.
Senator Kelly’s community navigator program saving Arizona’s small businesses
Arizonans have seen lots of ups and downs the past few years, and our state’s small business owners are no exception. At the height of the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Arizonans were out of work, and many businesses were shuttered because it wasn’t safe to operate. Fortunately, Congress stepped in and empowered local organizations […]
Business needs quick action on school funding
Just like businesses, schools must have a predictable budget as they plan their operations. Unfortunately, schools are at an immediate, grave risk of losing more than a billion dollars. This is not new funding, but funding that was already appropriated by the governor and Legislature last year. Our elected officials must come together and fix […]
Will Congress double-cross small businesses in 2022?
The past two years have been hell for small businesses. Lockdowns, retail and office closures, and lost revenue were devastating. Fortunately, Congress delivered billions of dollars of aid to help small businesses, and millions embraced remote work, e-commerce, and home delivery. But as we begin 2022 and Covid challenges continue, Congress is considering sweeping antitrust […]
Addressing Arizona’s workforce crisis
My Future AZ is a great start to solving our workforce issues, but there is so much more work to do. When we can ensure that every middle schooler in our state has access to robust career development resources, no matter their location, background, or personal interests, we’ll be laying the groundwork to preserve Arizona’s reputation as best for business.
AG says businesses can make workers get vaccination
Private businesses in Arizona are free to require that their workers be vaccinated against Covid, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has concluded.
Innovative state program helped marijuana industry
The Arizona Department of Health Services executed a swift and sane rollout of recreational marijuana just months after it was approved by voters. Now our attorney general has helped foster a way for these legal dispensaries to solve what was a highly problematic financial services challenge for the industry and a safety concern for the state.
Arizona can win big with property tax reform
As lawmakers debate a tax package to aid in Arizona’s continued economic recovery from the pandemic and to position our state for increased growth, lowering the assessment ratio on commercial property is a policy change that would meaningfully enhance our ability to attract private investment and job creators.