View the latest Arizona Chamber policy commentary from President & CEO Glenn Hamer. Click on the links below to view our collection of Bottom Line columns.

An immigration car wreck

Glenn Hamer When I was a sophomore in high school, my driver’s education teacher was a big believer in the “scared straight” method of preparing teenagers to get behind the wheel. He made it a point to show his classes accident scene photos to drill into our young brains the gravity of the responsibility of…

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Business community comes together

Glenn Hamer The Great Recession has taken its toll on Arizona’s Unemployment Insurance Fund. In fact, the demands placed on the fund have been so great due to high job losses that the fund last year became insolvent.  The UI system is one in which state and federal government, under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act…

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Public and workplace safety critical component

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 was on…

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