Author Archives: Glenn Hamer


The 2012 Hammer Awards

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December 24, 2012 by in Featured | Politics

It’s that time of year to hand out some honors for the year’s best. So it is without further ado that I bring you the Third Annual Hammer Awards. Impact Player of the Year: State Treasurer Doug Ducey The keeper of the state’s checkbook took down Proposition 204 in a rout, and for that Doug… Read More →

Governor’s task force making right moves on sales tax

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December 8, 2012 by in Blogs | Featured | Politics | Small Biz

One of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s top legislative priorities for 2013 is to simplify our state’s sales tax system.  Our sales tax is so complicated that you might be surprised to learn that Arizona does not technically have a sales tax. Rather, we have a transaction privilege tax (TPT), something that requires… Read More →

Tackle Popular Immigration Reforms Now

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November 28, 2012 by in Business News | Politics

Following the results of the election, there appears to be a real window in Washington, D.C. to do something meaningful on immigration. The just reelected president has made immigration reform a first tier priority.  And many Republicans believe that dealing with this issue is essential to restoring to their party some attractiveness with the two… Read More →

Advancing Arizona’s Heroes

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November 19, 2012 by in Business News | Economy

This week, our nation took time to celebrate the enormous contributions and sacrifices of those who have served in our Armed Forces. Just in time for Veterans Day, the Arizona Chamber Foundation released its latest policy brief, Economic Opportunity for Arizona Veterans. This new report highlights the importance of veteran employment and outlines specific policy… Read More →

Heroes, Goats and ‘Pure Idiocy’

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October 31, 2012 by in Business News | Politics

In case you’ve been living in a cave, next Tuesday is Election Day. Here are a few thoughts about some of the folks that have distinguished themselves as true leaders and others who have made us tune them out this election season. The Heroes   The Treasurer Treasurer Doug Ducey’s leadership on Proposition 204 is… Read More →

The Arizona Chamber’s guide to the ballot propositions

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October 19, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Politics

With less than three weeks remaining before the 2012 General Election, many Arizonans are getting ready to put their early ballots in the mail. Before you fill in those boxes with ink and head to the post office, please take a moment to review the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s recommendations on statewide propositions.… Read More →

Prosperity Project educates businesses about election issues

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October 5, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Politics | Small Biz

Last week I talked about jobs – the issue everyone should be talking about, but isn’t. Jobs and the economy are the number one issues for voters this election season. The majority of voters want to enter the voting booth armed with facts about the candidates on their ballot. They want to know how these… Read More →

Hamer: Let’s talk about jobs

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September 26, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Politics | Workforce

The main issue that every candidate from president to town council should be talking about this elections season – but isn’t – is jobs. Every public opinion poll cites jobs and the economy as the number one issue. Voters want to know what type of policies candidates are going to support that will get our… Read More →