Government & Politics

Ariz. Chamber of Commerce & Industry recognizes business community champions at annual awards event

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Tuesday held its annual awards ceremony, recognizing the elected officials and Chamber members whose contributions have helped make the state friendlier to private business.  State Representatives of the Year: This honor went to state Rep. David Livingston (R-Peoria) and state Rep. Seth Blattman (D-Mesa). Both have been […]

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Arizona congressional delegation members lead on critical mineral security

Members of the Arizona congressional delegation are taking a leadership role in promoting the Western Hemisphere, the United States, and Arizona’s position as sources for critical minerals, which are essential to the manufacture of next-generation technology like semiconductors and electric vehicle batteries.  Ciscomani and Crane: U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) and Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ)

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Ciscomani, Stanton rank high for bipartisanship in latest index

United States Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) was ranked as the Arizona congressional delegation’s most bipartisan member according to the latest Lugar Center and Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy Bipartisan Index (BPI). The numbers: Ciscomani ranked 45 overall in the entire House with a .749, a few spots ahead of Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ)

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Sen. Sinema urges business leaders to prioritize Arizona’s best interests, reject extreme partisanship

At the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Annual Update from Capitol Hill luncheon last Tuesday, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I) urged business leaders to overcome partisan divides and advocate for commonsense legislation that puts Arizona first. Sinema called on the business community to engage in the legislative process and avoid extreme political rhetoric. “Arizona’s

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Four years into accord, USMCA leaders gather in Phoenix 

The lead international trade negotiators from the United States, Mexico, and Canada are in Phoenix this week as their trilateral trade accord, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, nears its fourth anniversary.  Who’s in town? The United States will be represented by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. Mary Ng, the minister of export promotion, international

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Business groups continue to push back against EPA overreach on PM2.5  

The National Association of Manufacturers and several business groups are calling on Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Hakeen Jeffries (D-N.Y.) to consider the impact the new Environmental Protection Agency ruling on PM2.5 will have on businesses.  PM2.5

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Arizona competition of National Civics Bee celebrates civics education, sends contestant to national finals in November

Sixteen Arizona middle-schoolers on Friday took center stage at the Arizona competition of the National Civics Bee, showing off not only their knowledge of American civics, but also their creative ideas for tackling some of their communities’ most pressing challenges. Held at the Flinn Foundation in central Phoenix, the event was a collaboration of the

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