Garrick Taylor

Garrick Taylor is Executive VP of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Chamber and business organizations across the state oppose Corporation Commission proposal to stifle free speech

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and business organizations across the state submitted the following response to Corporation Commissioners Susan Bitter Smith and Bob Burns’ proposal to encourage public service companies and unregulated companies not to engage in the the support or opposition of candidates seeking election to the Corporation Commission. We write: On …

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Chamber submits comments in response to proposed Dept. of Labor overtime overhaul

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry filed comments recently in response to an Obama administration proposal that would make vast numbers of workers eligible for overtime pay. The proposal could do serious damage to an employer’s ability to manage his or her workforce, which could have far reaching effects on the economy’s overall health. Read more …

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Three SCOTUS decisions affecting Arizona

The Supreme Court this term has released three opinions on laws that have implications for Arizona’s business policymaking and politics. Affordable Care Act In a 6-3 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court upheld the legality of subsidies to health insurance purchasers on both state exchanges and the federal exchange. The decision, …

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Chambers of commerce across the state oppose HB 2190

Chambers of commerce and business organizations across the state issued the following letter citing their concerns over House Bill 2190. Dear Senators, We write to express our opposition to HB 2190. While we all share the goal of having the highest possible education standards that reflect Arizona values, we have some serious concerns with this …

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Don’t let the new Mariposa port of entry turn into a white elephant

You may have seen The Republic’s take on today’s ribbon-cutting of the newly remodeled Mariposa commercial port of entry in Nogales. The piece nailed it. Infrastructure is a critical element of trade efficiency. If freight is bottlenecked at an outmoded, aging port of entry, products can’t get to market quickly, costs go up, and the …

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