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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 →

Marijuana legalization could boost education funding

Proposition 205, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, could be a boon for the state’s public education system, with the potential of bringing in $55 million a year should it win at the ballot box on Nov. 8 Sen. Martin Quezada said, on the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol website, Arizona schools are in desperate… Read More →

Stanton, other mayors urge Congress to break Zika gridlock

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and 76 other Mayors from across the country wrote an open letter to congressional leaders, urging them to pass the Zika bill that has been gridlocked in congress. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are 18,611 confirmed Zika cases in the U.S. The letter the mayors released… Read More →

2016 Arizona primary results

John McCain

Last night’s Primary races in Arizona ran much smoother than the state’s Presidential Primary (unless you were tracking the election on the Arizona Secretary of State website, which crashed much through the night) and the results are in. Some precincts are still reporting, according to the Dorn Policy Group, but the group stated many of the… Read More →

GAO: Air Force plan to retire A-10 did not fully weigh impact, costs

The Pentagon’s attempt to retire the A-10 fighter jet was based on insufficient information that did not fully consider vulnerabilities that could come from the loss of the “Warthog,” the Government Accountability Office said. The GAO report, released Wednesday, also said that because of shortcomings in its evaluation process, the Air Force “cannot ensure that… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Sen. John McCain talks trade in Arizona

John McCain

With anti-trade rhetoric coming from both sides of this upcoming presidential election, Sen. John McCain offered his stance on why trade is of high importance to Arizona’s economy, Tuesday morning during a keynote speech. During the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce‘s Political Insider series with the senator, he said you don’t have to look much… Read More →

Kate Gallego: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Kate Gallego

Kate Gallego, vice mayor, City of Phoenix Gallego, an advocate for infrastructure investment, chaired the campaign to pass Proposition 104, Phoenix’s 50-year transportation plan. Advice: “Negotiate your salary. I was proud to lead the effort to pass the Equal Pay Ordinance at the Phoenix City Council, which works toward closing the pay gap between men and women.… Read More →

Gilbert Chamber opposes minimum wage, marijuana ballot measures

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce announced its opposition to three 2016 ballot initiatives concerning fair wages and healthy families; hospital accountability and executive pay; and the regulation and taxation of marijuana in Arizona. “We firmly believe that these issues attempt to mandate employer workplace management through the ballot box which jeopardizes the growth of our economy,”… Read More →

Trump fundraising spikes in Arizona, still trails well behind Clinton’s

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raised three times as much money from Arizona contributors in June as his total fundraising in the state in the preceding year, according to the latest reports from the Federal Election Commission. Trump brought in more than $340,000 from the state in June, after it became clear that he would… Read More →

Stanton says immigration reform should be a priority

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told a panel of mayors here that immigration reform needs to be Hillary Clinton’s “No. 1 domestic priority” if she is elected in November. Stanton stressed the importance of “young, bilingual, entrepreneurial” Latinos to Arizona’s economy, saying that comprehensive immigration reform would give the city a boost. “It would be an… Read More →