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Arizona law on picking judges challenged

Supreme Court

A lawsuit filed on behalf of members of a state judicial nominating commission challenges a new state law changing how Arizona selects judges for its appellate courts. The Arizona Republic reports that the lawsuit filed Friday says the law is unconstitutional because it effectively would change part of the Arizona Constitution without submitting a proposed… Read More →

Arizona lawmakers adopt sales tax overhaul

Presidents Day Sales

The Arizona Legislature adopted a major overhaul of the state’s complicated sales tax collection system in the final hours of the session Thursday night after a deal with cities and towns removed a major roadblock. Municipalities led by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns were able to hold off the overhaul after raising concerns… Read More →

An open letter to Phil Mickelson

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by in Blogs | Featured | Sports

Dear Phil, I read your recent comments about the crushing tax burden California has imposed on wage earners like yourself. You said that you might even move out of California. Allow me to suggest Arizona – your former home – as your next home. Though my time playing golf is usually limited to courses where… Read More →

Graffiti offenders' parents may have to pay up

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by in Business News

Phoenix residents want the Arizona Legislature to take new steps to combat graffiti, including some that could yank driver licenses of juvenile offenders and hit the wallets of their parents. A city task force is proposing legislation that would include mandating full restitution by minors convicted of criminal graffiti damage. City staff said graffiti has… Read More →

Graffiti offenders’ parents may have to pay up

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by in Business News

Phoenix residents want the Arizona Legislature to take new steps to combat graffiti, including some that could yank driver licenses of juvenile offenders and hit the wallets of their parents. A city task force is proposing legislation that would include mandating full restitution by minors convicted of criminal graffiti damage. City staff said graffiti has… Read More →

Morrissey won’t seek 2nd term as GOP chairman

by in Business News | Politics

Tom Morrissey has announced that he won’t seek a second term as chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. He says his decision is due to upcoming knee surgeries that will likely require a lengthy recovery period. Morrissey’s term will end when the party’s State Committee meets Jan. 26 and elects the chairman, secretary and treasurer.… Read More →

Governor’s task force making right moves on sales tax

Presidents Day Sales
by in Blogs | Featured | Politics | Small Biz

One of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s top legislative priorities for 2013 is to simplify our state’s sales tax system.  Our sales tax is so complicated that you might be surprised to learn that Arizona does not technically have a sales tax. Rather, we have a transaction privilege tax (TPT), something that requires… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce Outlines Its Most Pressing Public Policy Efforts

Public Policy, AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

Public Policy in Focus Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce outlines its most pressing public policy efforts   Virtually any group that has experienced the give-and-take of supporting or opposing legislation at the state Capitol is aware of the truism—half a loaf is better than no loaf at all. Indeed, that’s how the Greater Phoenix Chamber… Read More →