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Sen. Michele Reagan – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Sen. Michele Reagan – Chair of the Economic Development and Jobs Creation Committee, Arizona State Senate Reagan was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2002, where she served for six years and was chair of the House Commerce Committee, the youngest female to hold the position. She is currently completing her second term… 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’s 2010 Midterm Election Results

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by in Events | Featured | Politics

Midterm election results – In the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans won many seats on both national and local levels, and there’s now a Republican majority in the United States House of Representatives. Here’s how Arizonans voted at the polls yesterday More election coverage from AZNow.Biz includes our political columnist, Tom Milton, analyzing the 2010 midterm… Read More →

Newly Formed Arizona Commerce Authority Convenes Its Inaugural Board Meeting

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by in Blogs | Finance | Workforce

Vowing that “today the rubber hits the road,” Gov. Jan Brewer and Jerry Colangelo assembled and introduced 35 state leaders representing diverse backgrounds for the inaugural board meeting of the Arizona Commerce Authority. The private-sector board will work to align diverse assets and opportunities within the state to compete economically in both domestic and international… Read More →

A Quarter Century Of Wisdom Points To The Right Solution

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In 1982, I was beginning my first term in Arizona’s House of Representatives. After years of spending increases, our state was suffering an economic slowdown. Recovery was just around the corner. In 1984, Ronald Reagan was elected to his second term as president of the United States, the federal government announced that it would build… Read More →