A state agency that in the minds of some elected and private sector officials was a comfortable place for political appointees to perform is on the way out.Read More »
Arizonans struggling to find employment in these tough economic times will now have even fewer job opportunities in the months and years ahead as a result of the failure of H2250.Read More »
It wasn’t any single torpedo that sunk House Speaker Kirk Adams’ proposal intended to spur the state economy through tax cuts and incentives to businesses.Read More »
Arizona is in desperate need of a job-creation package that will accelerate economic recovery. Our budget challenges will remain until 2014, 2015 and possibly 2016. Arizonans cannot afford to wait five years for a jobs-package.Read More »
To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.
Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.
A group of big-business leaders Gov. Jan Brewer appointed at the beginning of this year to search for solutions to the state's significant job losses and dreary economic situation has submitted its initial report. They're just not talking about it.Read More »
Experts say some parts of H2250 will help, but other aspects are meaningless.Read More »
Despite the bone-dry coffers of state government, Republican lawmakers are trying to provide new tax breaks for - get this - the movie industry.Read More »
Republicans and Democrats couldn't be farther apart on the issues of corporate taxes and job creation.Read More »
A House panel on Jan. 25 forwarded a measure to the floor aimed at spurring job growth through incentives to large corporations and tax cuts, where it is scheduled to be debated by the entire body.Read More »