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Prop. 206 FAQ: What you need to know about Az's minimum wage increase

Whether you're a small business owner or an hourly worker, here's what you need to know about the provisions of Arizona's minimum wage increase, which will go into effect on Sunday, Jan. 1, after the state Supreme Court declined to block the measure approved by 58 percent of voters in November.... 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: The future of Ronstadt Transit Center

Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, Founder of the Bus Riders Union Brian Flagg, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lea Marquez-Peterson, Financial Adviser Shelly Fishman, DUI Defense Attorney Jim Nesci... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Pima County bond survey deadline extended

Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker; President of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber Lea Marquez Peterson; Nicole Fyffe, assistant to Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry; Pima Animal Care Committee Chairman Jack Nueman, Republican representative on the Pima County Election Integrity Commission Benny White.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Will McSally run again?

Former state Sen. Frank Antenori, petition organizer John Kromko, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Lea Marquez-Peterson, Republican candidate Martha McSally, and attorney Kory Langhoffer.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on vets, Evans on bombings

Interviews with Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone, Tucson Hispanic Chamber President Lea Marquez Peterson, and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.... Read more»

In down economy, Az continues trend of fewer babies

Arizona women had fewer babies in 2011 for the fifth straight year, due in large part to tighter wallets, social changes, lower teen pregnancy rates and departures among the Hispanic population.... Read more»

Hispanic buying power on upsurge

A new report by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce forecasts that Latinos will account for $40 billion of Arizona's consumer spending during 2012. Hispanic officials say there is a growing market in Arizona that cannot be ignored. ... Read more»

Proposition 121

Fundraising may not be enough for top-two primary supporters

With relatively few voters currently taking part in primaries, especially independents, former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson said open primaries would lead to a more inclusive government.... Read more»2

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Supervisors race heats up

Wednesday on Buckmaster - state Rep. Vic Williams, a GOP candidate for Pima County supervisor in District 1. Plus, Rick Grinnell, a former candidate for Tucson mayor and ex-Rio Nuevo boardmember, and Lea Marquez Peterson, head of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Tucson Hispanic Chamber guest hosts

Lea Marquez-Peterson, president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, guest hosted, with Tucson businessman Edmund Marquez and Teresa Martinez, the state GOP's Latino outreach coordinator.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Trying to close the Latino education gap

Today on Buckmaster - The Monday Political Face-Off with Vince Rabago and John Munger, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson, and a preview of the upcoming Tucson Letter Carriers food drive.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: TUSD waits for decision on ethnic studies program

Today on Buckmaster - We've got a newsmaker interview with Lea Marquez Peterson, head of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Also, Ben Korn of Tucson Young Professionals. Then, Dr. Mark Stegeman of the TUSD Governing Board weighs in on the tough year for the area's largest school district. Plus, Dr. Robert Hendricks, Buckmaster Show Education Contributor, talks about how to make schools more accountable.... Read more»