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That Time Phoenix Feared Taco Trucks On Every Corner

Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Economy

There was a time when Phoenix's taqueros feared that neighborhood opposition would regulate them out of business.

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Arizona Chamber Readies Legislative Agenda For Ducey Breakout Speech

Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Economy

Phoenix Business Journal blogThe Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes to keep the state Legislature's focus on economic growth as it prepares for its upcoming legislative forum Jan. 6.

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Tags: Arizona, Economic Development, Taxes

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Navajo president pledges to walk road to true sovereignty

Wed, May 13, 2015

Economy

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The new president of the Navajo Nation was sworn in Tuesday at a ceremony in which he outlined a pro-business agenda and signed an agreement that includes moving forward with a tram that would shuttle tourists from cliff tops to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Russell

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Tags: Arizona, Grand Canyon, Navajo Nation, Russell Begaye

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Arizona Has One of Nation's Most Regressive Tax Systems

Sat, Jan 17, 2015

Economy

Arizonans on the lower end of the income scale are paying a significantly higher portion of their incomes in taxes than wealthier Arizonans. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a non-profil research organization, released a report showing the nation's poorest taxpayers have an effective tax rate that's double that of

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Governor, Budget, Taxes

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Obama Best President for the Economy in ModernTimes

Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Economy

A new economic report, published by Forbes.com on September 6, 2014, clearly shows that President Obama is the best economic president in modern times. It’s not an opinion, it’s a fact, based on all of typical the economic indicators, including jobs, investments, growth and expansion, even the rate of inflation. In all

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State minimum wage takes a small step up

Thu, Oct 17, 2013

Economy

PHOENIX — Come January, Arizona’s minimum-wage workers will be able to afford an extra Big Mac a week — but not if they want fries and a drink with it.The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday for a 10-cent-an-hour hike in the state minimum wage, to $7.90 an hour.The federal minimum

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Tags: Arizona, Minimum-wage, Arizona Industrial Commission

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Arizona's 2 GOP senators, House Dems back deal

Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Economy

WASHINGTON Arizona’s Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake voted Wednesday to reopen the federal government and raise the nation’s debt limit, averting a potentially devastating default, while the state’s House delegation split along party lines on the last-minute deal.“We are now seeing the end of this agonizing odyssey that this

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Tags: United States, Arizona, Government Shutdown, Republicans, Democrats

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New policy: Corp Comm says small utilities can pass income taxes on to ratepayers

Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Economy

From Arizona Capitol TimesReversing a decades-old policy, the Arizona Corporation Commission will allow the owners of small utility companies to pass their income taxes off to consumers across the state.The commission on Feb. 12 voted 4-1 to allow LLCs and businesses entities known as “S corporations,” which must have 100

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Tags: Arizona, Corporate Commission, Rates, S Corporations

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Council pushes for best freeway route for town

Tue, Jul 31, 2012

Economy

The Arizona Department of Transportation ADOT is apparently losing interest in an option for the future freeway that runs on the north side of the Central Arizona Project canal, known as “Segment U.”Florence officials, however, see Segment U as the best for Florence. The Town Council passed a resolution at

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Florence, ADOT, Freeway routes

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-Arizona budget slashing reshapes state

Sun, Oct 2, 2011

Economy

Arizona's budget deficits were like a house on fire, lawmakers say, and they responded in kind, dousing the fiscal flames without time to weigh the possible impact.

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Tags: Arizona, State Legislature, Budget

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