Budgets, Spending & Taxes

Arizona Lawmakers And Business Leaders On Trade Mission To Mexico

Via kjzz.org A group of Arizona lawmakers and business leaders is on its way to Mexico this morning. They’re part of a bipartisan trade delegation that’ll spend the week meeting with some of their counterparts in Mexico. State Rep. Tony Rivero, a Peoria Republican, is helping lead the Arizona contingent. I caught up with him at the airport just before taking off and asked him what his goal is with

How Trump's Trade Policy Could Hit Your Bar Tab

Via abc15.com President Donald Trump’s attempts to boost domestic metal production could make your booze more expensive. The Trump administration is currently considering administrative action to make American steel and aluminum production — two industries that have long suffered in the face of foreign competition — more robust, including possible tariffs, taxes or restrictions on imported products, according to Trump administration officials and industry sources. Those moves could lead foreign

Via stltoday.com PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be more than $26 million for the quarter that ended on June 30. That’s a 4.8 percent increase when compared with the same quarter in the 2016 fiscal year. Department of Gaming director Daniel Bergin said Tuesday that after a few down quarters, this is a positive start to the

Electric Cars And More Solar For Pima County Government

  Via tucson.com The county government intends to increase its renewable energy supplies from 21 percent to 40 percent. Above, solar panels at Pima County’s Fleet Services facility. Solar panels at Pima County Fleet Services, 1291 S. Mission Road, provide the facility with most of its electrical needs. The county government intends to increase its renewable energy supplies from 21 percent to 40 percent. Above, solar panels at Pima County’s

Arizona DOT Strengthens Two Bridges In Phoenix With Composites

Via compositesmanufacturingmagazine.com The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently announced it has used carbon fiber strips that are “coated and strengthened with a reinforcing polymer” to fix girders on state highway bridges in Phoenix. According to ADOT, one of those bridges is no longer listed as structurally deficient as a result. As ADOT explains, the term “structurally deficient” doesn’t mean a bridge is unsafe to use. It means certain repair

Via svherald.com WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, to establish the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC), a multi-tenant facility that will provide flexible high-tech space to local businesses. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 75 new jobs, retain 31 jobs, and

Phoenix Wants To Buy Million-dollar Van For Road Projects

Via abc15.com The City of Phoenix is in the market for a million-dollar vehicle you probably won’t see driven by the rich or the famous. “This is really our most valuable tool,” said Ryan Stevens, a civil engineer with the city. City council will decide Thursday morning whether to approve spending up to $1.15 million on a new ARAN van, short for Automatic Road Analyzer, for the public works and

Via baseball-news-blog.com Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) by 16.4% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 25,800 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 3,643 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in Triumph Group were worth $664,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings

Via sportsperspectives.com Arizona State Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDTI) by 7.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 55,500 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 3,714 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in Integrated Device Technology were worth $1,314,000

Via kjzz.org Entrepreneurs create companies that can create jobs or even change the world. But to do any of that, first, they need capital — money to get them started. That often happens when so-called angel investors decide to take a chance on a budding company. And, now, in Arizona, those angel investors have a little more incentive to do that. Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed into a law a