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Businesses running out of time as delays plague CV-19 loan program

While Congress and the White House are promising to add billions to the Paycheck Protection Program, some small businesses say they are just trying to hang on long enough to get the money there now. ... Read more»

Supreme Court refuses to hear Arizona challenge to California tax law

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Arizona’s challenge to California’s “extraordinarily aggressive” application of a tax against thousands of out-of-state companies, including as many as 13,000 in Arizona. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Lea Marquez Peterson a 'phenomenal asset' to SAz business

Guest opinion: "One of the best assets, without question, for local small business in Southern Arizona is the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Lea Marquez Peterson has been the driving force behind the chamber."... Read more»1

Small-business owners call for less regulation, lower taxes

Reducing taxes and government regulation would help Arizona’s small businesses bolster the economy and create jobs, advocates said this week in making their case to state lawmakers.... Read more»

Pro-biz groups are publicly funded, but privately controlled

Public-private partnerships such as the Arizona Commerce Authority further business interests in the state, overseeing state corporate tax incentives and grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Similar organizations in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Florida function amid persistent questions about transparency as unelected business authorities operate on state funds, but disclose little.... Read more»

Commentary

Potter: The behind-the-scenes battle that could subvert Obamacare

Complex state level battle over stop-loss coverage could eliminate crucial consumer protections. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Az should not 'exchange' health care freedom for gov't control

The most effective way states can defend their citizens' healthcare freedoms is by refusing to establish state-run health insurance exchanges.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Grijalva: Bring 'dark money' donors into the light

Money has taken over our political process. Big corporations and high-rolling political schemers tell us everything is still mom and apple pie, and there's nothing to worry about. There's no reason we have to accept the choices the very wealthy few in this country are making for the rest of us. (with video)... Read more»3

Factcheck

GOP's 'job-killing' whopper on health care law, again

The exaggerated Republican claim that the new health care law "kills jobs" was high on our list of the "Whoppers of 2011." But the facts haven't stopped Republicans and their allies from making an overblown "job-killing" claim a major theme of campaign 2012.... Read more»