The Mexican government has announced plans for nearly $10 billion worth of electricity and natural gas infrastructure projects, including a gas pipeline under the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the port of Veracruz.
Federal bank regulators visited Nogales last week to discuss hurdles to banking on the border. Banks have stopped servicing some Arizona border businesses due to federal anti-money laundering regulations.
Arizona will have to comply with the federal REAL ID requirements, which go into effect in January. The Department of Homeland Security denied the state’s request to excuse its driver’s licenses from the new security standards.