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Experts Detail How Tax Plan Would Help Arizona's Economy by Betty Beard, Russ Wiles and Jahna Berry The Arizona Republic       Surprising new tax breaks and the extension of current tax rates and ...
On Wednesday I attended the 47th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon presented by the Department of Economics at Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase.  Overall, I ...
Warning: This blog post, second in the series looking at America's competitiveness, doesn't get any sunnier.  Gathering storm, indeed. Earlier last month the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its annual ...
By Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic   Officials at Arizona Public Service Co.'s parent company said Thursday that their prosperity hinges on an improving economy and, eventually, regulatory approval ...
5. 2010 COMMISSION ELECTED
(News and Events/ACC News)
 CONGRATULATIONS TO GARY PIERCE & BRENDA BURNS-      Yesterday, Arizona voters re-elected Gary Pierce to a second, four-year term as Corporation Commissioner, and elected Brenda Burns to fill ...
We got some good (or, at least, not so bad) jobs-related news last week: the Arizona Department of Commerce has revised its 2010 job loss forecast from 2 percent to 1 percent - meaning that analysts expect ...
... a study on Arizona's infrastructure needs to 2032.  One of the chapters was about water and wastewater and, in part, analyzed the gap between supply and demand for water in Arizona's most populous 3-county ...
Last Thursday we hosted the 2010 Candidate Debate for the office of Arizona Corporation Commissioner.  Four candidates participated: Hon. David Bradley, Ms. Brenda Burns, Mr. Rick Fowlkes, and Commissioner ...
The Associated Press reported earlier this week the results of its September AP-GfK poll.  On the question, "The tax cuts that were passed in 2001 will expire this year if they are not continued.  Which ...
10. Bush Tax Cuts: What You Need to Know
(News and Events/AIC News)
By Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer, CNNMoney.com NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- There probably aren't enough earbuds to go around to block out the confusing noise emanating from Washington over the expiring ...
... be better than 2009 but still not great.  "Conclusion: recovery in Greater Phoenix will be painfully slow," he said. Then came Arizona Next 2040, "Building a Competitive Arizona Economy with Legacy Projects" ...
Talk about walking a tightrope.  On Monday we celebrated work in an environment some compare to the late 1930s.  On one hand, we worry about budget deficits that threaten to weaken the value of U.S. Treasury ...
I've written a few times before about the need for Arizona to compete to attract high-paying jobs.  And that, with some exceptions, the highest-paying jobs are in industries that produce for consumption ...
... The bill to bring us up to a world-competitiveness level is astounding: $417-532 billion in Arizona alone.  But building the interstate railways, highways, electric grid, and Internet were expensive projects, ...
My View: Failure to extend dividend tax cut will hurt Arizona Phoenix Business Journal  dated 8/6/2010- by Gary Yaquinto The Wall Street Journal’s economics editor has called it a “ticking time bomb”: ...
I really love it when one of my blog posts generates a discussion - my aim here is, after all, to foster a dialogue about issues that are important to me, to the AIC, and to Arizonans.  So I've been happy ...
In an earlier blog post, Follow-the-Leader: Why Isn't Arizona First in Solar Technology? I wrote about the importance of Arizona being a technology leader - and the opportunity we have in green energy, ...
I've been blogging a lot lately about the importance of innovation - and government support for it - in securing Arizona's competitive position in a new global economy.  (See WANTED: 100,000 Innovators ...
It began way back in 2007, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts v. EPA that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1) could not decline states' requests to issue emission standards for ...
20. On Second Thought....
(Blog/Blog)
... from SB 1070, I stated “. . . Pierce suggested economic retaliation through the electric grid.”  To be perfectly clear, Commissioner Pierce did not say he would retaliate for L.A.’s boycott of Arizona.  ...
... that examines the cost effectiveness of energy efficiency measures - most of which are superior to solar costs. This would suggest it would be better for the Arizona economy if it could reduce production ...
... say here that the additional ~$1 billion it will generate each year over the next three will allow the state to preserve what's left of funding for Arizona's education system (K-12 and universities) - ...
... the analysis likely won't be available for several months.  But if the Western Climate Initiative's effect on Arizona is any indication, the economic impact could be negative. Yet as Tim James, who led ...
I know, I'm unfashionably late to the renewable energy party with this posting.  I've wanted to write about it for a couple of weeks now, since Governor Brewer hosted Arizona's Renewable Energy Future ...
I'm going to write about taxes again.  I have to admit, it's been occupying my mind a lot lately.  I hope it's been occupying the minds of other Arizonans, too - at least enough to vote for the Proposition ...
Last week the Economic and Business Research Center at the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management released a study comparing the impact to Arizona's economy of the 1-cent sales tax increase ...
Last week we learned that the jobs picture in Phoenix and Arizona has become even grimmer.  The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in metro Phoenix increased from 8.4% in January to 9.3% in February.  ...
Earlier this month, Arizona's legislature passed a budget that would eliminate health care coverage for 47,000 kids by June 15 (310,000 low-income adult Arizonans would lose their health insurance coverage ...
... prices, fewer jobs, and less output; or those predicting positive gains through a shift to a “greener” economy.  So, we asked economists at Arizona State University to review the most prominent studies ...
... a smart grid is important While power outages in Arizona are typically the result of once-a-season monsoons, the 2003 blackout that left 50 million people in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada without ...
... lack a nationwide public safety mobile broadband communications network, even though such a network could improve emergency response and homeland security." A huge Arizona infrastructure study commissioned ...
By Luige del Puerto/Arizona Capitol Times The state agency that deals with environmental quality would be barred from enforcing any regional or state program that regulates greenhouse gas emissions under ...
On Tuesday I blogged about the data behind the effect of free trade on America's economy (more specifically, on American jobs).  In Arizona, debate over the pros and cons of NAFTA - especially in regard ...
34. Trade Is Good
(Blog/Blog)
... but bring your #s.  (You have to create a login id and password with Disqus, but it really only takes 30 seconds.)   This is the national story . . . what about Arizona?  Nobel Laureate Ed Prescott ...
35. Is Nuclear Our Energy Future?
(News and Events/AIC News)
by Ryan Randazzo-The Arizona Republic   Despite all the attention electric utilities in the U.S. have been giving renewable-power sources such as solar and wind, their faith is in nuclear power to ...
... op-ed in the Republic the Sunday before last, a part of the paper’s Arizona 2020 series. He said that the way to prevent this kind of fiscal crisis in the future is to understand important differences ...
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the fact that the news gives me heartburn.  But Arizona’s fiscal crisis gives me heartburn and a bad headache.  The bad keeps getting worse, it seems.  Yesterday’s headline ...
38. Brewer Supports Renewables, not Regulation
(News and Events/AIC News)
Brewer Supports Renewables not Regulation Governor Jan Brewer recently attended a reception during a trade event sponsored by the United Kingdom Trade & Investment group and the Arizona Investment ...
... predicts will become Arizona's largest employer within 15 years, is a Chinese solar energy company. Now, I have nothing against foreign companies - global competition makes us all better off. I recognize ...
40. Arizona can lead in solar if Washington acts
(News and Events/AIC News)
The announcement by Chinese firm Suntech to locate its U.S. manufacturing site here in Arizona is the latest in a long series of important steps taken by business and political leaders to reap the many ...
... by a snowy winter with the prospect of filled reservoirs in the spring has made us complacent.  Yet, Arizona remains in the grip of long-term drought, which we cannot ignore.  Unless we have enough water ...
... co-sponsored by the Arizona Investment Council and Arizona Businesses Advancing Sustainability. The cost of reducing GHG emissions There is no question that reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by cap ...
... gathered yesterday at a conference presented by the Arizona Investment Council (AIC) and Arizona Businesses Advancing Sustainability (AzBAS) to answer the question: How much will carbon control cost and ...
44. What Should They Do?
(Blog/Blog)
All indications point toward one or more special legislative sessions sometime before the end of the year. Governor Brewer and legislative leadership have apparently reached an agreement to trim a chunk ...
45. Economic Tradeoffs of Carbon Control
(News and Events/AIC Events)
ARIZONA INVESTMENT COUNCIL AND ARIZONA BUSINESSES ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY PRESENT: BLACK CANYON CONFERENCE CENTER PHOENIX • ARIZONA 9440 N 25th Avenue ...
46. Cutting AZ Carbon Emissions Will be Costly
(News and Events/AIC News)
... best information and data available. In answering the second question — how much are we willing to pay — the Arizona Investment Council commissioned economists from Arizona State University to examine ...
Efforts to control emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) come with economic tradeoffs.  In a report prepared for AIC by economists at Arizona State University, a cap and trade program or a tax on ...
48. Arizona's Voice Needed in Western Climate Initiative
(President's Messages/Message Archive)
Arizona's Voice Needed in Western Climate Initiative This year, the member states and provinces of the Western Climate Initiative (“WCI”) will be working on the details for a regional greenhouse ...
The Arizona Corporation Commission is Critical to Arizona’s Future In a sense, America is a nation of political junkies. There is nothing like a presidential election to sharpen our awareness  that ...
50. OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS TO ACT QUICKLY
(President's Messages/Message Archive)
LETTER  SENT TO ARIZONA'S CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES URGING ACTION ON THE EMERGENCY ECONOMIC STABILIZATION ACT: October 2, 2008 Representative, U.S. House of Representatives Washington DC 20510 ...
51. Economic Tradeoffs of Carbon Controls
(Calendar event/General)
... 2nd, 2009 11:30-4:00 p.m. Black Canyon Conference Center Phoenix Arizona The purpose of this half-day conference is to breing together Arizona's key policymakers, government officials and business leaders ...

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