self-storage, Schweikert, IRS, insurance
Aug 25, 2023

IRS considering regulations that would harm self-storage industry

The IRS is currently considering harmful new regulations on microcaptive insurance – an insurance product many small businesses like mine rely on to get through uncertain times.

May 29, 2019

Laws 2019: Feel free to swing your nunchucks but don’t text while driving

Tucked into the nearly 300 measures that will become law are some items that are more likely to affect the day-to-day lives of typical Arizonans.

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 29, 2018

Look back: Did Ducey deliver on major tenets of his 2014 campaign?

Gov. Doug Ducey kicked off his re-election campaign last week, offering up a series of promises. But what happened to the slew of assurances on the campaign trail four years ago?

Mar 15, 2018

Number of jobs grows as Trump tears down 1,579 regulations

We finally have a president who knows what it takes for a business to succeed in this country, and who won’t bow to political pressure. Just look at the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act where individuals and businesses are benefiting tremendously.

Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Institute (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)
Oct 16, 2017

Christina Sandefur: Freedom not to fit into any political group

Christina Sandefur, the executive vice president of the Goldwater Institute, doesn’t think the libertarian think tank is as influential in state government as people give it credit for.

Jun 19, 2017

Lobbyist: Goldwater Institute wants to ‘second guess’ Legislature with regulatory law

SB1437 puts limits on what Goldwater officials describe as burdensome and unnecessary occupational regulations by limiting them to only those needed for one of three narrow purposes – public health, safety or welfare.

Mar 29, 2017

Ducey orders boards and commissions to explain their existence

Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order today aimed at figuring out why some professional licenses exist and what barriers they may cause to jobs.

Feb 27, 2017

Dear Governor Ducey: We don’t like these regulations

Gov. Doug Ducey last month asked Arizonans to tell him what regulations they want sent to the scrap heap, and the people delivered.

Feb 20, 2017

Ask, and ye shall receive suggestions

Ducey last month asked Arizonans to tell him what regulations they want sent to the scrap heap, and the people delivered. Some want Ducey to roll back environmental regulations. Others want to make it easier to do their jobs and be subject to less regulatory oversight.

Sep 27, 2016

Ducey identifying doomed state agencies, regulations

Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he already is preparing a shopping list of state regulations and state agencies he wants to kill.

Sep 22, 2016

A regulation that Arizona’s miners don’t need and the nation can’t afford

Washington’s top regulatory cop is at it again. The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing an obscure regulation that aims to duplicate the responsibilities of other federal agencies and preempt state authority, potentially driving an important industry out of business.

Aug 29, 2016

ADOT changes policy on roadside memorials

Families looking to memorialize relatives killed on Arizona roads may no longer need to erect them in secret and fear they’ll be carted off by highway officials.