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Since October 2020, Phoenix has spent $2.6 million to financially reward landlords for renting to very low-income residents. Now, the city is boosting rent payments.
Mar. 28, 2023
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Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes is aligning with other state attorneys general who want Congress to pass "right-to-repair" laws that have previously stalled.
Mar. 28, 2023
grocery store aisle
Gov. Katie Hobbs is going to veto legislation to block cities and towns from taxing groceries.
Mar. 24, 2023
TikTok app launch screen on an iPhone
Arizona Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko is one of the latest to join a growing bipartisan chorus of federal lawmakers who want to limit or ban the social media app TikTok in the U.S.
Mar. 24, 2023
A Phoenix solid waste equipment operator
Thanks to high inflation generating more sales tax revenue, a one-time boost in state shared income tax revenues and savings from unfilled positions, Phoenix has a budget surplus of $134 million. City Manager Jeff Barton wants most of the surplus to go to employees.
More Arizona business news
Mar. 21, 2023
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Starting April 1, AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, will start its redetermination process. The idea is to ensure all 2.5 million members still qualify for AHCCCS — and that includes thousands of older adults.
Mar. 21, 2023
USPS Art of the Skateboard Stamps
The U.S. Postal Service is getting ready to debut its latest Forever stamp collection — the Art of the Skateboard — at a ceremony in Maryvale. One of the new stamps features a Navajo artist from Arizona.
Mar. 21, 2023
Phoenix City Council
Despite some legal uncertainty, Phoenix leaders have approved an ordinance meant to ban housing discrimination based on a person’s source of income. “Source” encompasses a wide range — from paychecks to child support to pensions.
More Arizona business news
Mar. 2, 2023
Some Phoenix leaders don’t like it, but the city will sell 1,400 firearms to the public. The handguns, rifles and shotguns were turned into police after courts ordered the owners to forfeit them. Arizona law requires cities to sell forfeited firearms or risk losing state funding.
Feb. 24, 2023
Rob Manfred at MLB Spring Training Media Day
Diamond Sports Group, the parent company of the 19 Bally Sports channels across the country, has missed a payment and could be moving towards bankruptcy. And that has some fans worried about being able to watch their teams’ games.
More Arizona business news
Feb. 24, 2023
For nearly four decades, The Festival of Japan, better known as the Arizona Matsuri, has celebrated the “Land of the Rising Sun” in many ways. The festival returns in-person this weekend to Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix.
Feb. 18, 2023
Young woman smoking cigarette
Tempe is considering making retailers buy a license to sell tobacco in the city. A proposal from a council committee calls for a citywide registry of businesses that sell tobacco, along with a process to revoke licenses for retailers who repeatedly sell to minors.
Feb. 17, 2023
A sign welcomes Super Bowl visitors
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reported more than 200,000 travelers the day after Super Bowl LVII.
Feb. 16, 2023
Kris Mays and Katie Hobbs
Mayes contends that if the merger goes through, it would raise fears of workers over their stores staying open in addition to prices being raised.
Feb. 16, 2023
water faucet
Phoenix is considering substantial changes to the way it charges people for water. Compared to five years ago, the city’s Water Services Department says it’s paying 35% more for raw water, 136% more for chemicals and 38% more in personnel costs.
Feb. 15, 2023
Tesla charging station
Mexican officials are touting potential plans for electric vehicle maker Tesla to set up shop in the country.
Feb. 15, 2023
Eagles helmet at Super Bowl LVII Experience
Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t get to leave Glendale with the Super Bowl LXII win. But the NFL had plenty of celebratory merchandise on hand. Now, a Virginia-based non-profit called Good 3-60 is distributing that merchandise overseas.
Feb. 14, 2023
Blackberries, strawberries and other cartons of produce sit in a row
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a plan to attract specific proposals to 24th Street and Broadway Road.
Feb. 14, 2023
Sparkbox shipping container living space exterior
About 2,000 shipping containers used by former Gov. Doug Ducey to keep people out of Arizona could soon be used to house people. In late December, after the Biden administration filed a lawsuit, Ducey agreed to remove the metal containers. They had been double-stacked to fill gaps along the border in Yuma and Cochise counties. Gov. Katie Hobbs has a new idea.
More Arizona business news
Feb. 12, 2023
charging station
As the number of electric vehicle manufacturers and suppliers in Arizona grows, so does the need for workers. Scottsdale Community College will host an event with EV experts sharing career and business opportunities.
Feb. 8, 2023


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