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Tribes eye Trump to better economic conditions

Navajo Code Talkers

Peter MacDonald Sr. is a Navajo code talker, a lifelong Republican – and an unabashed supporter of President Donald Trump. “The Navajo tribe, like most Indian tribes, is very conservative,” said MacDonald, who was in Washington last week to march in Trump’s inaugural parade. He said Thursday that the Navajo philosophy, “to do things for… Read More →

AARP Arizona lays out legislative agenda for 2017

Key Elements to Retirement Planning

When state lawmakers convene January 9th for the 2017 legislative session, AARP Arizona will pursue an agenda that includes protecting retirement income, helping those needing long term care people stay in their homes , helping with out of pocket costs and easing stress for family caregivers and protecting seniors from financial exploitation. AARP’s non-partisan Arizona… Read More →

Can ex-foes Trump and McCain, Flake get along?

by in AZ Business Magazine | Politics

Of the 20 states with two Republican senators, only one state had both of those senators publicly declare they would not vote for their party’s presidential nominee this year – Arizona. But political experts said the state should not worry about retribution from President-elect Donald Trump for the well-publicized squabbling between him and Arizona Sens.… Read More →

NAWBO endorses Kirkpatrick, Sinema

Vote Signs

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has announced its endorsement of Ann Kirkpatrick in her bid for election as U.S. Senator from Arizona and  Kyrsten Sinema in her bid for re-election to Congress from Arizona’s 9th District. “The Phoenix Chapter of NAWBO is supporting these national endorsements,” said Phaedra Earhart, chapter president. NAWBO National screens candidates for endorsement solely on their history… Read More →

Arizona voters still split on Prop 205 to legalize marijuana

Arizona Medical Marijuana Program

About half of Arizona voters still support Proposition 205, the ballot measure to relax legal restrictions on recreational marijuana use, but the percentage of those opposed increased by two percentage points in recent weeks, according to the most recent Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll. The poll of registered Arizona voters taken Oct. 10-15 showed the percentage… Read More →

Michelle Obama blasts Trump in Phoenix

Thousands flocked to downtown Phoenix on Thursday to see First Lady Michelle Obama campaign for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The Arizona Democratic Party Early Vote Rally took place at the Phoenix Convention Center following campaign stops from Bernie Sanders in Flagstaff and Chelsea Clinton at Arizona State University earlier in the week. Obama began the speech… Read More →

Clinton leads Trump in Arizona by 5 points

Democrat Hillary Clinton now holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential race in Arizona, though more than 20 percent of the state’s likely voters say they are undecided, according to the latest Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll. In the statewide poll of 713 likely voters, 39 percent said they plan to vote… Read More →

Arizona fares poorly on civic engagement ranking

Arizonans have lower rates of civic engagement than residents of most other states, likely because they are a “state of newcomers” who do not feel the need to build a sense of place, a public policy expert said Friday. Lattie Coor, chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, cited Arizona’s low… Read More →

Arizona Small Business Association opposes Prop 205

Small businesses are the life blood of Arizona business, and every day the nearly 500,000 Arizona small businesses struggle to provide goods/services, pay employees, provide benefits and make a profit. It seems that more small businesses would benefit the Arizona economy. Proposition 205, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana, would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana… Read More →

East Valley Partnership opposes marijuana initiative

The East Valley Partnership Board of Directors voted to oppose Proposition 205, the ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Based on significant concerns with the impact on businesses, schools and the community as a whole, East Valley Partnership Board members voiced opposition to the proposed Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. “After… Read More →

What’s happening in Arizona this election season?

Phoenix Election Day - Propositions 1 & 2

For those of you who have been paying attention to this election season since its start last summer, fatigue is an understatement. With just a little more than a month away from Nov. 8, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel of experts who offered their projections and insights on this roller coaster… Read More →

Do Downtown Phoenix’s environmental problems lie in Legislature?

by in AZ Business Magazine | Green | Politics

Located in one of the most arid regions of the United States, the city of Phoenix struggles with reducing its environmental footprint. The Sierra Club’s 2016 Environmental Report Card, which grades Arizona’s governor and all its legislators based on their efforts to promote environmental change, showcased Arizona’s lack of change, citing the legislature at the… Read More →

What to do if politics are taking over the office

by in AZ Business Magazine | Politics

The popular saying “never talk about politics or religion” exists as a rule of etiquette because of the potential conflict those topics can create, says Shawn Oller, office managing shareholder for Littler in Phoenix. “Even in the best circumstances, political discussions bring forth very strong personal opinions from all sides,” Oller says. Political discussions in… Read More →

Report: Disabled Americans more engaged with 2016 election

A new Pew Research Center analysis shows that Americans with disabilities are more engaged with the current election than the general public, although they are less likely to turn out on election day because “they face a number of obstacles to voting.” The report, A Political Profile of Disabled Americans, found that nearly three-quarters of the… Read More →