Jan Brewer Archives

GPEC helps region build solid foundation amidst economic downturn

SRP Study Reveals How Businesses Reacted, Adapted To Economy
by in Business News | Economy

The economic downturn rattled almost every industry in Arizona at its foundation. “The recession served as a necessary wake-up call for both the Valley and the entire state,” says Andy Warren, CEO of Maracay Home and Greater Phoenix Economic Council board member. “In the years leading up to the recession, many people in Arizona had… Read More →

Gov. Brewer, legislators ready to lead in 2013

by in Featured | Politics

Just as we always do this time of year, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today kicked off the next legislative session with our annual Legislative Forecast Luncheon. This year’s edition was held at a packed Phoenix Convention Center, where the 1,000-person crowd had the opportunity to hear from Gov. Jan Brewer and state… Read More →

ASBA addresses issues facing small business in 2013

5 C's of Credit
by in Business News | Events | Small Biz

January 7, 2013 – The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) will offer a forum for Arizona small business owners and supporters of the small business community to discuss the critical issues facing small businesses this year at the 2013 Small Business Outlook.  ASBA’s annual event will be highlighted by a panel of industry leaders who… Read More →

Brewer will let feds run health exchange for Ariz.


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has decided against creating a state-run health insurance exchange to implement a key part of President Barack Obama’s federal health care law. Brewer’s decision announced Wednesday means the federal government will set up an online marketplace for the state, offering subsidized private health coverage to the middle class. The governor reiterated… Read More →

Brewer postpones decision in insurance exchange


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is postponing when she’ll declare whether Arizona will create a state-run insurance exchange as part of implementing the federal health law that she opposes. Brewer’s office disclosed the postponement on the hot-potato issue late Thursday after the federal Department of Health and Human Services extended until mid-December a deadline for states… Read More →

Gov. Brewer will start race at PIR

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by in Business News | Politics | Sports

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been selected as the Honorary Starter for the AdvoCare 500, Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today. As the Honorary Starter, Governor Brewer will wave the green flag to start the AdvoCare 500, as well as greet the drivers during pre-race ceremonies on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. “We… Read More →

Brewer makes changes to her senior staff


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has made changes to her senior staff, appointing a new deputy chief of staff and state Department of Administration director. Brewer announced Thursday that Kathy Peckardt is her new deputy chief of staff. Peckardt has been director of human resources at the Department of Administration since 2002. The governor says Brian… Read More →

Brewer names new chief of staff


Gov. Jan Brewer is promoting Scott Smith to be her new chief of staff, replacing Eileen Klein who has accepted the state Board of Regents’ top staff job. Smith was Brewer’s top legislative lobbyist before becoming her deputy chief of staff, He is also director of the state Department of Administration and was point man… Read More →

Brewer Applauds I-11 Inclusion In Federal Transportation Bill

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The federal Transportation Bill made it through Congress and includes improving I-11. WASHINGTON — Finding rare political accommodation on the cusp of a holiday recess, Congress passed legislation Friday designed to salvage 2.8 million jobs and shield students from a sharp increase in loan interest rates. The legislation, which also revamps highway and transit programs… Read More →

High Court Rejects Part Of Arizona Immigration Law

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A ruling came down from the Supreme Court regarding Arizona immigration law, but more decisions likely remain. The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally. The… Read More →

Arizona Panel To Consider Online Sales Tax Issue

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Online sales tax is supposed to be charged by companies that have an actual brick and mortar building located in Arizona. What about those that don’t have a physical presence in Arizona. The issue of whether Amazon.com should be required to collect tax on online sales to Arizonans isn’t going away. State legislators during their… Read More →

ASBA Shapes Public Policy For Arizona Small Businesses

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), the largest trade association in Arizona representing over 11,000 member businesses, has ramped up its public policy focus over the past few years at the state and federal level to advocate for small businesses throughout Arizona. After surveying its members, ASBA determined the following five areas as its 2012… Read More →

Brewer Signs Voting Rights And Limited Guardianship Bill

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On Tuesday, April 10, Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill which reforms voting rights and guardianship laws in Arizona.  House Bill 2377, sponsored by Representative Eddie Farnsworth (R-Gilbert) now permits the Courts to determine, by clear and convincing evidence, that a person can retain sufficient understanding to exercise their right to vote. “Previously, under a… Read More →

Copper Club Honors Those In Mining Industry

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The Copper Club, Inc. has announced their “Copper Persons of the Year”—the men and women of Arizona’s copper mining industry. The Ankh Award will be accepted by Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, the evening’s keynote speaker, on behalf of the past and present employees of the mining industry. In addition, The Copper Club will honor… Read More →