franchisor, franchisee, House Commerce Committee, Travers
Feb 16, 2023

Bill regulating franchise contracts gets tentative OK

A Democratic-sponsored bill regulating franchisors’ ability to terminate contracts with a franchisee passed a House committee with bipartisan support, but Republicans say the bill needs improvement before it’s ready for the floor.  

cash, legal tender, Chaplik, Aguilar, Heap, businesses, House
Feb 8, 2023

Chaplik pushes bill to require businesses to accept cash

Republican Rep. Joseph Chaplik of Scottsdale wants to be sure that Arizonans don't get turned away from businesses in the state because they want to use "legal tender'' or cash to pay.

minimum wage, Flagstaff, Tucson, Rogers, Hobbs, tourism-related employers, tax credit, growth
Feb 6, 2023

Tax credit headline missed the forest through the trees

A recent article headline published in the Arizona Capitol Times unfairly mischaracterized SB1108 – Senator Wendy Rogers’ income tax credit bill for businesses located in municipalities like Flagstaff and Tucson with higher wage mandates than the state wage mandate. The headline purports those cities to whom the bill would apply stand to lose. We disagree. 

Hobbs, Allie Bones, chief of state, governor, Secretary of State, election, transition team
Nov 21, 2022

Hobbs picks current team member to be chief of staff

After selecting a Republican business leader and a Democratic state capitol veteran to lead her transition team, Secretary of State and Democratic Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs looked closer to home for her chief of staff. Hobbs announced that Allie Bones, the current Assistant Secretary of State, will take on the top job in her administration. 

minimum wage, wage hike, raises, inflation, Mesnard, Rogers, Gowan, Burch, Senate committee, bill, Flagstaff
Sep 13, 2022

Workers at bottom of state’s wage scale will be entitled to pay hikes

Workers at the bottom of the Arizona wage scale are going to be legally entitled to a pay hike of $42 a week beginning in January.

Sep 29, 2020

COVID infection rates up in 2 counties, no new business restrictions

Pima and Coconino counties are again at substantial risk for the spread of COVID-19 according to standards set by the Department of Health Services.

May 26, 2015

Commercial court approved to resolve business disputes

Maricopa County Superior Court is about to embark on a court specializing in commercial lawsuits, a venture designed to make litigating easier for businesses and make Arizona more business friendly.

Jun 18, 2014

Lawsuit seeks to stop Arpaio’s business raids

Immigrant-rights advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging business raids by an Arizona sheriff's office that have led to the arrests of hundreds of immigrant workers on charges of using fake or stolen IDs to get jobs.

Dec 9, 2013

Medical marijuana businesses worry about legalization legislation

Phoenix Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego’s proposed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona has some in the medical marijuana industry worried about losing their businesses.

Nov 4, 2013

Q&A: Hal Quinn President and CEO, National Mining Association

As chief lobbyist of the National Mining Association, it falls on Hal Quinn, the group’s president and CEO, to promote his industry. That means defending coal mines and, ultimately, America’s reliance on the fuel source to power homes and businesses.

Oct 28, 2013

Some panel members say Arizona’s income tax system is fine after all

Members of a panel tasked with studying Arizona’s personal income tax system said that while flattening or doing away with the income tax may be a popular talking point, the state’s current system is reasonably fair and may not need a major overhaul.

SRP panel gives final approval to $1M donation
Oct 28, 2013

Rail and roads

The iArizona Committee is headed by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and backed by a broad coalition of local politicians, construction contractors and business interests. Their ultimate goal is to boost Arizona’s economy and status as a transportation hub connecting Los Angeles, Dallas and Mexico, as well as linking Arizona’s manufacturing and economic hubs to one another.