Glenn Hamer

Jul 30, 2020

Politicians weigh in on ballot measures

If you get your advice from Gov. Doug Ducey you're going to want to vote against at least three of the four measures expected to be on the November ballot.

Jul 20, 2020

Diversity and inclusion benefit all companies

In corporate America, diversity has long been a buzzword. But in recent years, inclusion has been added to the mix. “I would define diversity as having a lot of difference in the room. I would define inclusion as having that same variety of diversity but also feeling included in the conversation and decisions that are […]

Jun 15, 2020

Lawmaker calls Supreme Court ruling ‘partial’ victory for LGBTQ

A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court on gay rights is imposing new restrictions on Arizona employers that neither the state legislature nor state courts were willing to do.

May 18, 2020

House resumes work, pushes liability bill

Republican lawmakers are moving to make it harder for someone who contracts COVID-19 to sue the business where they believe they were infected or a company that made a device that did not provide the promised protection from the virus. Legislation introduced Monday still preserves the right of all to sue those whose actions or […]

Apr 27, 2020

Governor has much to consider before restart of economy

Gov. Doug Ducey has to decide this week whether his executive orders limiting activity due to COVID-19 are worth the continued harm to the Arizona economy.

Mar 24, 2020

Mayors at odds with Ducey’s list of essential services

A new executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey on "essential services'' appears less designed to empower him to force people to stay home than to preclude Arizona cities from once again getting out in front of him on actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Mar 24, 2020

Unemployment skyrockets

The number of Arizonans applying for jobless benefits jumped by a factor of seven this past week, providing the first clear indicators of the effect COVID-19 is having on the state economy.

Mar 3, 2020

Chamber calls for killing remaining sanctuary-city bill

The head of a major business organization wants state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to quash a proposal to allow individuals to sue cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

Feb 3, 2020

Arizona needs balanced approach to renewable energy policies

It is time to move away from a polarized approach to renewable energy. Fortunately, Arizona businesses understand that a balanced approach to major policies facing the state is possible.

Aug 6, 2019

Arizona’s drought plan offers key lessons for the road ahead

rizona will need to bring the same quality of leadership and creative problem-solving that produced the DCP success story when water stakeholders resume work on the other pillars of a sustainable water future: protecting groundwater in both urban and rural areas, starting the regional process of re-negotiating the 2007 Interim Guidelines, and finding collaborative ways of conserving water while b[...]

Jun 3, 2019

Ducey at odds with chamber of commerce over tariffs

Gov. Doug Ducey took a swat of sorts Monday at businesses who are concerned about the effects of the president's threatened tariffs on the state and national economy.

May 30, 2019

Trump imposes tariffs on Mexico

"I prioritize national security and a solution to our humanitarian crisis at the border above commerce." - Gov. Doug Ducey.