Glenn Hamer

Glenn Hamer is the president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

41 Chambers Urge Legislature to Pass Jobs Bill

  Today, a coalition comprised of members of the Arizona business community strongly urged the Arizona Legislature to vote for HB 2001 and SB 1001. This historic legislation will fundamentally transform Arizona’s ability to retain and attract businesses that pay high wages and provide good benefits for Arizona residents. You can read the letter here. …

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Pension reform bill solidifies system, protects taxpayers

by Glenn Hamer February 11, 2011 Speaker of the House Kirk Adams is walking the talk at the Capitol with his calls for major reforms to the state’s pension system.  The speaker has already withdrawn from the Elected Officials Retirement Plan, and this week he introduced House Bill 2726 (public retirement systems; plan design) which aims to put the state’s …

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Reform package will help ease Arizona’s labor pains

Glenn Hamer Most weeks I talk about the ingredients that go into a state’s economic development mix. Its tax code, education system and legal environment are all critical to whether a state attracts jobs or sends companies looking elsewhere. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is working with the Legislature and the governor to …

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Arizona ready to answer president’s challenge on education reform

January 27, 2011 Glenn Hamer I’m writing this week from Washington, D.C., where I find myself snowed-in.  I was supposed to be home Wednesday night, but Mother Nature had other plans.  I’m now more familiar with Reagan National Airport’s dining options than I ever thought I would be.  But the snowstorm has given me plenty …

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Appeal Bond Caps Protect Defendants’ Due Process

January 20, 2011 Glenn Hamer Recovering the nearly 300,000 jobs the state has lost in this Great Recession is at the top of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s legislative agenda in 2011.We’re working with legislative leaders and the governor to help craft a package that will create an environment that helps attract and …

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Public and workplace safety critical component of medical marijuana law implementation

January 13, 2011 Glenn Hamer The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry last week submitted comments in response to draft regulations published by the Arizona Department of Health Services regarding the management of the distribution and use of medical marijuana in our state under the Medical Marijuana Act. The Chamber opposed the medical marijuana initiative when it …

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Arizona ready to answer president’s challenge on education reforms

Glenn Hamer I’m writing this week from Washington, D.C., where I find myself snowed-in. I was supposed to be home Wednesday night, but Mother Nature had other plans. I’m now more familiar with Reagan National Airport’s dining options than I ever thought I would be. But the snowstorm has given me plenty of time to …

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