Arizona Business News


4 clean energy candidates beat incumbents in preliminary SRP election results
Preliminary election results are in for the boards and councils of the Salt River Project, the largest power and water provider to the Phoenix area.
April 3, 2024
Waymo One, Uber Eats partnership offers driverless food delivery service
The next time a Phoenix-area resident orders an Uber Eats, it may be delivered by Waymo One's autonomous vehicles, which could mean savings since no tips would be needed.
April 3, 2024
Billionaires imagine a new city in the middle of California farmland
A group of tech billionaires is hoping to get residents in Northern California to approve what backers hope amounts to a new city. The project is called California Forever, and it aims to turn farmland into a medium density city that could grow to up to 400,000 residents.
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April 3, 2024
Law will help homeowners when property is destroyed by natural disaster
A deadline to rebuild homes lost to a wildfire in Coconino County and a flood in Gila Bend was a catalyst for legislation recently signed by Gov,. Katie Hobbs. The Maricopa County Assessor’s Office calls the bill significant for supporting property owners affected by natural disasters.
April 3, 2024
Scottsdale close to launching city-operated ambulance service
After using a private company for nearly 20 years, Scottsdale is preparing to launch a city-run ambulance program.
April 2, 2024
Tucson to get speed cameras to curb illegal racing
Tucson police have been struggling to stop illegal street racing ever since speeding enforcement was relaxed during the pandemic.
April 2, 2024
Phoenix needs permit to open new shelter before summer
Phoenix will soon learn whether it can build a new shelter in time to house people before extreme heat kicks in.
April 2, 2024
This Arizona utility company wants to build a new lake in the middle of the desert
One of the major utility providers for the Phoenix area wants to construct a new dam and flood a portion of the desert as part of Arizona’s largest pumped storage hydropower system. The dam would help supplement SRP's solar power generation after dark.
April 2, 2024
The Colorado River continues to shrink. Heres where the water is going
Stakeholders across the Southwest are working to figure out how to use less water on the Colorado River as it continues to shrink. Now, a new study is shedding light on just where much of that shrinking water supply is going: hay.
April 1, 2024
Taylor Swift bill, blocking adult content and possible EPA fight at AZ Capitol
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to take final votes on Monday on a pair of bills that would place some restrictions on the buying and reselling of tickets to events, among other legislation.
April 1, 2024
The other Caitlin Clark: City planner stars in ad with basketball phenom
Scottsdale city planner Caitlin Clark discovered she shared the same name as the Iowa Hawkeyes college basketball player through a family member. Having the same name eventually led Clark from Scottsdale to star in a March Madness commercial alongside the athlete.
April 1, 2024
AZ Gives Day is Tuesday and you can still get a tax credit
Tuesday, April 2 is “Arizona Gives Day,” when those with a charitable mindset are encouraged to make a donation to nonprofits.
April 1, 2024
It could take $500M in upgrades to keep D-backs in AZ
Opening day for the Arizona Diamondbacks last Thursday was a record-setter with a 16-1 trouncing against the Colorado Rockies.
March 30, 2024
Eviction trends are continuing in the wrong direction
The number of eviction filings in Maricopa County in 2023 was up more than 20% from pre-pandemic levels. And the trend appears to be continuing in the wrong direction in 2024. Landlords filed 8,025 evictions in January – the most ever for a single month.
March 28, 2024
ASU to offer countrys 1st master’s degree program in AI in business
Starting in the fall, ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business will offer the country’s first master’s degree program in artificial intelligence in business.
March 28, 2024
NAU breaks ground on new Hospitality Center in Mesa
Northern Arizona University is building a new Mesa Workforce Development Center with a focus on hospitality education near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
March 28, 2024
Lawmakers are nowhere close to a budget. Heres why
Committee work is pretty much done at the Arizona Capitol — at least until budget bills are introduced. As it inches closer to the end of the fiscal year on June 30, there’s talk of lawmakers taking a break until they have an actual budget proposal to consider.
March 28, 2024
Gas taxes are falling short thanks to EVs, hybrids. Heres how states can close the gap fairly
The Arizona House late last month defeated a proposal that would have created a $135 annual registration fee for owners of electric vehicles. Arizona and other states have been trying to figure out how to pay for transportation projects like road repairs, when gas tax revenue isn’t necessarily keeping up with the needs.
March 28, 2024
Study: Slow GDP growth in U.S. is tied to a lack of foreign-born workers
A new study from the nonpartisan National Foundation for American Policy says the U.S. GDP is growing more slowly than it has in the past because fewer working-age immigrants are coming here.
March 28, 2024
Hear the voices of families, victims at a town hall on Arizona’s sober living home scandal
On Tuesday night, both rural and urban Natives traveled from near and far to the site of a former boarding school at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix to share the devastating impacts of a sober-living-home scandal that gained widespread notoriety after the shutdown of more than 300 facilities last year.
March 28, 2024