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Shift of CBP officers has led to border slowdown that’s hurting trade

The Trump administration has moved border agents from ports of entry to dealing with asylum seekers, causing delays that leave some fearing economic impacts.... Read more»

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Prop. 206

Study: Minimum wage bump would result in minimal job losses

The Grand Canyon Institute, a centrist Phoenix think tank, said the minimum-wage increase proposed in Prop. 206 could result in from zero to 26,000 lost jobs by 2020. Arizona is adding about 15,000 jobs each quarter, which would more than make up the difference, economic analysts said.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Hamer: Grand Canyon Watershed monument proposal should be shelved

Arizona and the federal government have historically enjoyed a multiple-use partnership on the almost 70 percent of land in the state that is federally controlled. President Obama's proposed monument designation completely upends that partnership.... Read more»

Arizona continues push to open new uranium mines near Grand Canyon

Arizona officials continue to support a federal court battle to allow new uranium mining operations on a million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

How Az schools can catch Mississippi (for the love of God) without tax hike

Ranking No. 47 in K-12 funding would be a nightmare for most states but it's the Arizona dream. Let's make it come true without an impossible tax hike. You know we have a crisis when 1) you have to catch Mississippi and 2) Gov. Doug Ducey wants to look like he is trying (or is trying, legitimately) to do something about it.... Read more»

Biz leaders rally against bills to roll back Common Core

Several GOP bills to roll back or forbid Arizona’s switch to the Common Core State Standards would harm efforts to create a more competitive workforce, business leaders said Thursday, saying "We believe that it would be wrong to deny Arizona students the education they need to succeed in the 21st century."... Read more»

Guest opinion

Dems: Yes, we own Obamacare, and that's a good thing

My God, people. What is with all this infernal caterwauling – “the website!” and “but, but Obama said you could keep your plan!” coming from our side? I mean, I get that Republican poo flingers gotta fling poo at the President’s signature legislative accomplishment but why are Democrats cowering in fear?... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on business backing for immigration reform

Interviews with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer, Tucson Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson, Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker, and Washington D.C. commentator Jimmy Zuma.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Arizona files complaint vs. Federal Election Commission

Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Kromko on failed red-light petitions

Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker, Director of the Supportive Services to Veteran Families Program at the American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter Mary Laughbaum, President and CEO Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Glenn Hamer, TUSD Boardmmber Mark Stegeman, petition organizer John Kromko, developer Richard Studwell... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Filmmaker facing funding deadline for mariachi documentary

Bankruptcy attorney Jesse R. Callahan, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes, documentary filmmaker Daniel Buckley, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry head Glenn Hamer... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Reforming state sales tax

Interviews with developer Richard Studwell, systems analyst Mark Spear, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer , Ken Strobeck of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, and Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson.... Read more»

Brewer: Bright future for Az solar industry

Gov. Jan Brewer said her dedication to solar energy can be seen on the roof of her house, where she’s had solar panels since the 1970s. “Arizona was made for solar energy,” she said Wednesday.... Read more»

Sides debate Prop. 204′s effect on jobs, economy

Advocates for Proposition 204, also known as the Quality Education and Jobs Act, say the measure will boost jobs in education, transportation and human services. Opponents say the state's tax rate is already too high and the measure will discourage consumers from buying locally. ... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Pros and cons of proposed 1-cent sales tax

GOP supervisor candidate Mike Hellon, Republican candidate for CD2 Martha McSally, along with education sales tax proponent Ann-Eve Pederson and Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Breaking down SB 1070's local effects

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jeff Rogers, Pima County Democratic Party chairman, all broke down the local effect of SB 1070.... Read more»

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