Gov. Ducey heading to UK to promote economic development

Gov. Ducey heading to UK to promote economic development

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Gov, Doug Ducey will take part in a series of economic development meetings Oct. 19 – 22 in the United Kingdom to tout the economic advantages of doing business in Arizona. During the economic development trip, organized by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the governor will meet one-on-one with high-level international business leaders. In […]

Arizona ranks #8 on Kiplinger’s list of Most Tax Friendly States

Arizona ranks #8 on Kiplinger’s list of Most Tax Friendly States

By SoAzNewsX Kiplinger has released its highly anticipated rankings of the best and worst states for taxes. The list was unveiled as part of Kiplinger’s fifth annual Tax Map—available at Kiplinger.com/links/taxmap—which reveals income taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, “sin” taxes (for products such as alcohol and tobacco) and other tax rules and exemptions across all 50 […]

Number of firearm background checks declines in Trump era

Number of firearm background checks declines in Trump era

By Alyssa Williams / Cronkite News In August 2017, Arizona saw a 12 percent decrease in gun background checks compared to August 2016. Background checks have continued to decrease since President Donald Trump has taken office. “Americans never know which way the government is going to be going,” said Frank Goff, a member of the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club shooting […]

Arizona disaster response efforts continue following devastating hurricanes

Arizona disaster response efforts continue following devastating hurricanes

By SoAzNewsX Following hurricanes and flooding that have affected communities in Texas, Florida, and across the Gulf Coast, Governor Doug Ducey today recognized the Arizona agencies and individuals who have participated in response operations and pledged continued assistance to those in need. “From sending rescue helicopters to disaster personnel and emergency assets, Arizona has answered […]

Arizona edges to front of states eyeing blockchain technology

Arizona edges to front of states eyeing blockchain technology

By Nathan J. Fish | Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Before Arizona could be recognized as a leader in blockchain technology legislation there was one major challenge – helping lawmakers “get your head around” exactly what the technology is. “It was very difficult, you know, trying to explain to people,” said Arizona State Rep. Jeff Weninger, R-Chandler. […]

It’s so hot in Arizona right now that things are literally melting out of existence, and the pictures are incredible

It’s so hot in Arizona right now that things are literally melting out of existence, and the pictures are incredible

It’s hot in Arizona — like really hot. In certain areas, temperatures have reached 120 degrees. Planes can’t fly because of the heat, letters on street signs are melting away and at least one garbage can has melted. Here are a few pictures that tell the story of the damage. Meanwhile in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/CvHh4nHXOo — […]

July 30 is deadline to apply for Local Sportsmen’s Group grants

July 30 is deadline to apply for Local Sportsmen’s Group grants

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for $75,000 in annual grant funding for local sportsmen’s organizations to provide public, hands-on projects focused on the retention of new hunters and anglers. The priority funding focus of this year’s Local Sportsmen’s Group grants program is on hunter-angler development and retention through progressive […]

Civil rights leaders want six Confederate memorials in Arizona removed

Civil rights leaders want six Confederate memorials in Arizona removed

By Chris Benincaso / Cronkite News Local civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry. “We can’t go through our daily lives honoring symbols of hate, symbols of separation, symbols of segregation designed to tear us apart and deepen our wounds,” […]

Gov. Doug Ducey declares opioid emergency in Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey declares opioid emergency in Arizona

By Alexis Kuhbander / Cronkite News Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday declared a public health emergency spurred by a devastating jump in Arizona opioid deaths in 2016, calling for a coordinated effort by the medical community and state and local governments to find solutions to an epidemic. Arizona reached a record 790 opioid deaths in 2016, […]

Arizona’s government has adopted new pro-gold reforms

Arizona’s government has adopted new pro-gold reforms

By Ryan McMaken / Mises Wire Last week in Arizona, Governor Ducey signed into law HB 2014, which removes all state-level taxation of gold and silver coins, and moves the state further toward treating gold and silver as simply another form of legal tender. By removing taxation, the legislation facilitates the more widespread purchasing and […]

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