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.

I love it when a plan comes together

Glenn Hamer This is a heady time for supporters of real immigration reform. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including our own John McCain and Jeff Flake, have announced their support for a framework of sweeping changes that have long been supported by Arizona’s – and the nation’s – business community. It is natural that…

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An open letter to Phil Mickelson

Glenn Hamer Dear Phil,  I read your recent comments about the crushing tax burden California has imposed on wage earners like yourself. You said that you might even move out of California. Allow me to suggest Arizona – your former home – as your next home.     Though my time playing golf is usually…

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The Common Core Advantage

Glenn Hamer Common Core is a term you’ll be seeing often this legislative session. The governor on Monday made clear her support for these rigorous academic standards during her State of the State Address and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry has made the implementation of the Common Core a top priority for 2013. …

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Gov. Brewer, legislators ready to lead in 2013

Glenn Hamer Just as we always do this time of year, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today kicked off the next legislative session with our annual Legislative Forecast Luncheon. This year’s edition was held at a packed Phoenix Convention Center, where the 1,000-person crowd had the opportunity to hear from Gov. Jan Brewer…

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