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SB 1185 could give Arizona landlords the ability to evict tenants’ guests for any reason without notice, bill opponents said.

Arizona landlords will have the ability to evict tenants’ guests for any reason without notice if Gov. Doug Ducey signs a bill that is sitting on his desk. Bill opponents said the legislation is too broad and “creates more problems than it tries to solve.” Read more»

Students demonstrate against cuts to education funding on March 5, 2015, outside the State Capitol.

Although they’re concerned state budget cuts will have long-term implications on the economy and job market, experts also found some bright spots for the business community. Read more»

Lori Hashimoto, chef and owner of the family-owned Hana Japanese Eatery in Phoenix, said she welcomes more Asian restaurants, including chains.

Arizona has seen particular growth in Asian fusion restaurants, like Sumo Maya in Scottsdale, which serves Mexican-Asian fusion cuisine, Arizona Restaurant Association spokeswoman Chianne Hewer said. Read more»

The Sonoran Desert Tortoise is a candidate for listing as an endangered species, which could have implications for real-estate development.

If the Sonoran Desert Tortoise lands on the endangered species list, experts say Arizona could see reductions in land availability and increases in cost. Read more»

Construction on Arizona State University’s $129 million law school building in downtown Phoenix began in July. Officials expect the Arizona Center for Law and Society to open for classes by August 2016.

Arizona’s construction workers took a big hit last year — losing 4,300 jobs — the largest loss in the nation, according to a report released by the Associated General Contractors of America. One expert said the decrease in jobs might be the “new normal” for the state. Read more»

Honeywell Aerospace has developed voice-recognition technology – much like that found in smartphones and cars – that pilots could use on the flight deck.

Honeywell Aerospace engineers have developed a tablet that makes voice recognition in the cockpit a reality. Company officials call it a “huge advancement.” Without the technology, the pilot would have to type in several commands. Read more»

A Tesla drives down the red carpet at the company’s factory in Fremont, California, in June 2002.

Tesla Motors and its supporters want to change state law and allow the electric car manufacturer to sell the vehicles directly to consumers and sidestep car dealers. The auto industry is fighting the bill and Tesla officials hope legislators will accept it into the free market, unlike one of their bills that failed a year ago. Read more»