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Senate rejects texting while driving ban


The Arizona Senate has rejected an effort to create a statewide ban on texting while driving by amending an existing House bill. Democratic Rep. Steve Farley of Tucson said deaths and injuries caused by drivers who were distracted by texting make a compelling argument for the ban. He gave several examples of horrific accidents cause… Read More →

Does your teen Drive While InTEXTicated?

by in Featured | Legal | Mobile

A new Arizona bill could ban Valley teens from using their cell phones while driving, or more cleverly put, “driving while inTEXTicated.” Eighty two percent of teens ages 16 and 17 own a cell phone, while 52% of them admit to using their cell phone while driving and 34% say that they have texted while… Read More →

Ariz. House approves unemployment changes


The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that shifts to workers the burden of proving they’re eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. Republican state Rep. Warren Petersen of Gilbert argued his bill prevents people from collecting benefits when they’re not eligible while employers fight their claims. Democrats argued it puts federal funding of the… Read More →

Arizona House panel OKs high-tech tax credits

Arizona SciTech Festival - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012
by in Business News | Politics | Tech

An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to a bill that sets up a tax credit for insurance companies who invest in a new high-tech fund overseen by the Arizona Commerce Authority. The bill sponsored by Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin gives insurers a credit against premium taxes they would owe of up to… Read More →

How To Save On Your Summer Utility Bill

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When Darcy Small’s 4-year-old twin daughters go off to college, they’ll have a stash of cash that came directly from savings on their family’s annual utility bill. The Small family moved from Oregon to Arizona a year ago and went from not using an air conditioner to having a summer utility bill that topped out… Read More →