Arizona Business News


Maricopa County Working On Regional Approach To Homelessness
In a few months, the Phoenix metro area should have a comprehensive regional plan to address homelessness. The Maricopa Association of Governments presented an overview to the Phoenix City Council on Tuesday.
April 14, 2021
Harvard Professor Links Religion, Rise Of Capitalism In New Book
How often do people’s spiritual beliefs affect how they think about money? Quite a bit, according to Harvard University professor Benjamin Friedman in his latest book "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism." The Show spoke talked with him about whether that connection leads us to any link between ideas like free will and free markets.
April 14, 2021
Some Lawmakers Want To Eliminate Income Tax Brackets
With state revenues running more than $1 billion ahead of expectations and better times forecast, Arizona Republican lawmakers are looking to compress all of the state's income tax brackets down to a single rate of 2.5% by 2024. But not all Republicans are in agreement.
April 14, 2021
U.S. House Committee Hears Testimony On Save Oak Flat Bill
The U.S. House Committee for Indigenous people held hearings Tuesday on Congressman Raul Grijalva’s bill to permanently protect Oak Flat from a proposed copper mine.
April 14, 2021
Park Service: Mead Boat Ramps Could Be Hard To Access
As the weather warms in the Southwest, the Bureau of Reclamation is predicting low water levels on reservoirs, which could have impacts on boaters.
April 13, 2021
AZ Expected To Receive Less Colorado River Water Starting 2022
As the intense Southwest drought continues, there has been discussion for a number of years about when — not if — Arizona’s allocation of Colorado River water would be reduced. It sounds very much like that will happen in 2022.
April 13, 2021
Bill To Legalize Sports Betting Heads To Arizona Governor
The Arizona Legislature late Monday approved a key part of a plan that will provide new opportunities for gambling at casinos owned by Native American tribes and for the first time allow sports betting both on and off reservations.
April 13, 2021
Arizona Ranks 3rd Best In U.S. For Infrastructure
Preparing for a $2 trillion overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure, the Biden administration has handed out letter grades to each state. Arizona has been given a C for its infrastructure, which sounds rather average, but only two states received a higher mark.
April 13, 2021
Can The Phoenix Area Support Water Parks In A Drought?
Late last month, Cannon Beach Mesa broke ground as the next generation of water park. But not everyone is excited about a new water park in the midst of an ongoing drought.
April 12, 2021
Report: Affordable Housing Becoming Scarcer In AZ
Renting or buying a home in Arizona is increasingly expensive and more and more households in our state are cost-burdened. A new report from ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy says the state’s affordable housing shortage is only going to get worse without intervention.
April 12, 2021
Phoenix Unanimously OKs Street Signs To Honor Chavez
New signs will be coming to a major street in south Phoenix. The City Council unanimously approved adding ceremonial signs along Baseline Road to honor Cesar Chavez.
April 12, 2021
New Arizona Law Doesnt Ban Local Mask Mandates
All the new law says is that the governor — and state and local officials — can't order businesses to enforce those edicts about who has to be wearing a mask. That technically would be up to others, ranging from local law enforcement and state health department workers to the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.
April 10, 2021
Ducey: Super Bowl, Leagues Wont Sway Decision On Voting Bills
In the wake of Major League Baseball pulling the All-Star Game out of Georgia to protest controversial voting laws, Arizona may face a similar fate. But Gov. Doug Ducey says his decision on whether to sign the bills opponents say will disenfranchise voters won't be swayed by fears of losing the 2023 Super Bowl.
April 9, 2021
Phoenix Fixing Parking Meters After Complaints
Complaints from residents and City Council members prompted Phoenix to fix some parking meters.
April 8, 2021
What Policymakers, Others Can Do To Try To Handle Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic continues to be a significant problem in Arizona, according to a new report from the Arizona Public Health Association. That’s despite efforts in 2018 by the Legislature and governor to put a dent in the crisis.
April 8, 2021
Phoenix Far Short On Shade, Accepting Donations
Phoenix is way behind when it comes to meeting its tree and shade goals. Now the city is offering an online system for residents and businesses to donate money to plant more trees.
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April 8, 2021
Why Did UA Take So Long To Fire Sean Miller?
The University of Arizona fired head men’s basketball coach Sean Miller April 7. Reports surfaced in late 2017 that Miller and his program were under investigation by the NCAA for multiple violations involving inappropriate recruiting practices. The FBI was also involved in those investigations.
April 8, 2021
Ducey Signs Bill Banning Private Election Grants
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation banning the use of private funding for elections but said the money the state received last year from organizations with funding from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation was helpful and used with "integrity.”
April 8, 2021
Here’s How, When Phoenix Public Libraries Will Reopen
Thirteen months after closing public libraries to in-building visits, Phoenix will begin a phased reopening. On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved a limited reopening plan for 17 library locations.
April 7, 2021
Material Shortages Ripple Into Air-Conditioning Supplies
Arizona home builders are facing a shortage of materials that is reverberating through the construction industry. That is also affecting air conditioning suppliers.
April 7, 2021