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Former AG Grant Woods releases new CD, plans concert

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As Arizona’s Attorney General during the 1990s, Grant Woods used indictments, lawsuits, and legislation to upset the status quo. Now, instead of government, the former Arizona top prosecutor is turning to music to create change. The Project, a collaboration of Arizona musical all-stars performing 10 of Woods’ original songs, will be released today. Performers on… Read More →

Ducey declares this Arizona Travel and Tourism Week

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Governor Doug Ducey, along with the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT), has proclaimed May 2-10, 2015 as Arizona Travel and Tourism Week. The recognition honors Arizona’s tourism industry as a top revenue generator for the state. Arizona Travel and Tourism Week coincides with the U.S. Travel Association’s annual celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.… Read More →

Ducey becomes the governor for Millennials

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Arizona is a great place for millennials. It’s the perfect example of an ideal state for our generation to live, work, and play. We are the generation of start-ups, entrepreneurs and Internet campaigns, with a burning desire to express our innovative ideas. And in November 2014, we solidified Arizona as the ideal breeding ground for… Read More →

Loose regulations have more teens trying e-cigarettes

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The CDC says the number of teens smoking electronic cigarettes has tripled in one year. Use of e-cigarettes is not tracked in Arizona, but advocates say there is a need for tighter regulations, especially when it comes to younger people.

Experts: Central sports commission would boost Arizona

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The 2015 Super Bowl kicked off an unprecedented run for the Phoenix metro area as the host of mega-sporting events. But if the Valley is going to continue to lure Super Bowls, NCAA championship football games and Final Fours, leaders in the sports community say the current system needs to be improved. “We’re playing with… Read More →

Phoenix Forward launched to spark business growth

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about Phoenix Forward, which will help with business retention and expansion.

Officials said local business expansion makes up 80 percent of new jobs. Phoenix leaders plan to help facilitate that growth and support business needs through the Phoenix Forward initiative, which launched Wednesday. The initiative is a partnership between the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the city of Phoenix, the Arizona Commerce Authority and Maricopa County. Phoenix Forward… Read More →

House, Senate panels forward bills to halt Glendale casino

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WASHINGTON – Bills that would halt construction on a Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale passed committees in both the House and the Senate Wednesday. The Keep the Promise Act of 2015 – introduced by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale – would “prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian land in Arizona until… Read More →

10 ways Ducey, Legislature helped Arizona businesses

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Governor Doug Ducey promised an administration that would move at the speed of business. His first legislative session proved true to his word. The session was lightning-quick at 81 days, the fastest since 1968. Together the governor and Legislature passed into law over 300 bills, many of which will significantly enhance Arizona’s business environment, making our… Read More →

AXA Advisors Southwest earns Governor’s Award

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The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism announced that AXA Advisors Southwest, a leading provider of financial services for consumers and businesses, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for its dedicating to volunteerism, fundraising and general community service. AXA Advisors Southwest was honored by Governor Doug Ducey’s office on… Read More →

Crowdfunding law gives Arizona startups a boost

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A bill was introduced at the Arizona State Legislature during the 2015 session and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey that allows entrepreneurs to raise equity for their company from the general public. The passage of HB2591 allows people to invest and potentially hold stock in companies that raise money through crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter… Read More →

Uber, Lyft get a lift from new Arizona law

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Soon after his election, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey made a drastic decision to pledge his support to ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft by suspending the ongoing investigation into companies that were operating illegally under current Arizona law. In addition, the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures announced that it would no longer be… Read More →

Universities scramble to balance budgets after state cuts

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At Northern Arizona University, Christopher Gass said he and other engineering students looked forward to having a new building to house the 3-D printers, machines such as laser cutters and other technology they need to complete capstone design projects. But with Arizona’s public universities losing $99 million in state funding in the recently approved state… Read More →

Experts share ‘wins and losses’ on Arizona state budget

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Alberta Charney said she hasn’t heard much outrage from the business community over Arizona’s latest budget. “Maybe we are used to it,” said the research economist at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. “We have seen so many cuts over the years.” The fiscal 2016 budget is no different. Gov. Doug Ducey… Read More →

East Valley Partnership hosts Statesperson’s Luncheon

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The East Valley Partnership, a business advocacy group dedicated to improve business and quality of life in the East Valley region of Greater Phoenix, is hosting the Statesperson’s Luncheon at noon on Monday, March 30 at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) located at 1601 W. Main Street in Mesa, Ariz. Attendees of the… Read More →