Junior Achievement of Arizona, K-12 students, small businesses
Sep 5, 2023

Paving way for successful entrepreneurs starts early, happens often

The workforce is changing, and the way young people view the workforce is changing, too. One of the surprising outcomes of the pandemic’s impact on the economy continues to be the surge in entrepreneurial activity, as more Americans leave their jobs and careers and strike out on their own.

Senate, Epstein, minority leader, legislature
Aug 27, 2023

Q&A with Senate Minority Leader Mitzi Epstein 

Senate Minority Leader Mitzi Epstein shared her opinions on the highlights and challenges of the 2023 legislative session.

Aug 17, 2023

Unemployment up, hiring, job openings down

It looks like efforts by the Federal Reserve Board to cool the economy are working – at least here in Arizona.

energy bills, record heat, LIHEAP Arizona, Phoenix,
Aug 14, 2023

Clean energy, Arizonans’ resilience are keys to a better future

Resilience means adapting to changes and setbacks. I know the people of Arizona as resilient people. We’re going to work, caring for our families, and doing what we can to get by in this record-breaking heat. We also need to be looking ahead to how we can build a better future for the next generation, and that means making the transition to clean energy as quickly, thoroughly, and equitably as w[...]

Credit Card Competition Act, credit cards, small businesses
Aug 11, 2023

Credit Card Competition Act good for small businesses and underserved communities 

A recent op-ed raised concerns about the Credit Card Competition Act, but the truth is this bill will have a positive impact on small businesses and provide an economic boost for underserved communities by lowering the costs of goods and services.

broadband, equity, internet, Common Sense Media, economy
Jul 27, 2023

How Congress can close the digital divide  

Arizona is in line to receive almost $1 billion in federal funds as a massive new broadband infrastructure initiative, the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, gets underway. This major investment will make a big difference for residents of our state.  

jobs, unemployment rate, Office of Economic Opportunity, Kaiser, Cook
Jun 15, 2023

Arizona’s unemployment rate at historic lows, jobless benefits won’t be cut

The state's unemployment rate remains at historic lows. But those Arizonans who do find themselves out of work through no fault of their own won't see their benefits cut, at least not this year.

corruption, stock trading, Congress, Arizona Corporation Commission
Apr 21, 2023

Putting a stop to corruption in Congress 

I’m proud to recognize our own U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani, who understands the commitment to good governance. Recently Rep. Ciscomani signed on to the TRUST in Congress Act, which would ban stock trading among members of Congress.  

tax cuts, Colorado, Arizona,
Mar 31, 2023

Colorado legislators warn AZ leaders about harmful tax cut proposal

As Arizona legislators consider SCR1035, which would impose tax and spending limitations similar to those in Colorado, it’s worth looking at the consequences and taking from the lived experience of hardworking Coloradans who have a rigid state budget dreamed up by politicians over 30 years ago.

small businesses, franchisors, franchisees, House bill
Mar 24, 2023

Put small business interests ahead of billionaires

Franchisees play a critical role in Arizona's economy, and it is important to protect their interests. That is why HB2404, which seeks to provide franchisees with greater protections against abuses by franchisors, is so important.

Super Bowl, Clean Zone, Phoenix, judge, First Amendment, downtown Phoenix, temporary signage, revenue, NCAA, basketball, football, NFL, Hobbs, Legislature
Feb 15, 2023

Super Bowl, other big sports events generate massive revenue

With another successful Super Bowl in the books, Arizona says goodbye to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who flocked to the Valley this past week, and hello to the hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue that will benefit our state economy for years to come.

State’s workplace-safety efforts focus primarily on construction, Super Bowl 57, restaurants, hotels, pandemic
Feb 11, 2023

Hospitality industry eyes potential windfall from Super Bowl 57

With the prospect of great weather and a highly competitive game, NFL fans have traveled from around the country to visit the Valley and experience the pageantry surrounding Super Bowl 57. Behind the scenes, the hospitality industry is excited about the financial boost the event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale could provide on the heels of a challenging pandemic.