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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 ...
... jobs through the use of solar energy. A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University takes a closer look at which states might benefit the most both from generating solar ...
American competitiveness has been on my mind lately.  Last month, The National Academies released a frightening update to the "Rising Above the Gathering Storm" report it issued five years ago.  This iteration, ...
Last week in my post Google Likes Wind. Shouldn't Arizona? I briefly mentioned the fact that the Wyoming legislature passed a new tax on wind producers in that state - the first move of its kind in the ...
... that it will invest in the Atlantic Wind Connection - a massive new project off the East Coast (see the map here). In Arizona, though, solar power gets all the attention (not a big surprise, given ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
13. ACC Requires 22% in Energy-Use Cut by 2020
(News and Events/ACC News)
... in the nation.  The Arizona Corporation Commission approved the rules unanimously, despite objections from utilities including Tucson Electric Power Co. that the goal will be hard - if not impossible - ...
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, ...
... good right about now. In Arizona it's difficult to know exactly who does and doesn't have access to broadband services.  In the infrastructure study the AIC sponsored the year before last, analysts from ...
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 ...
The Arizona Corporation Commission rejected a move to regulate solar companies selling power to schools and nonprofits.  (Phx Business Journal; Patrick O'Grady). Wednesday’s decision could spur growth ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
27. 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
31. 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 ...
... 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 ...
Local economies in northern Arizona and New Mexico could lose big-time if air quality rules under consideration by the EPA force the premature closure of two major power plants and associated mines. The ...
34. 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 ...
36. What Energy, Climate Proposals Mean to You
(News and Events/AIC News)
... jobs gained in Arizona from ACES. ACES would provide a boost to new jobs in the renewable-energy field, in new government bureaucracies and in carbon trading markets. If ACES becomes law, it is difficult ...
37. 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 ...

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