Bills, Legislation & Policy

Maricopa County Taxman Targets Medical Marijuana Businesses

Via azcentral.com Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is cracking down on medical-marijuana businesses he says are evading as much as $1.5 million in property taxes each year by failing to report the value of the equipment they use. Only 11 of 109 medical-marijuana businesses this year submitted itemized lists of their equipment to the Assessor’s Office to be taxed as required by law, he said. And from 2010, when the

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

New Agricultural Law Course Fills Longtime Void In Arizona

Via asunow.asu.edu Agriculture has long been an important part of Arizona’s economy. Thanks to a member of the Phoenix area’s most influential farming families, agricultural law will be taught at an Arizona law school for the first time this fall. Richard Morrison, who for decades has practiced and taught law in Arizona and has overseen several prominent family-owned agricultural enterprises, will teach the agricultural law class at the Sandra Day

Arizona Leaders Launch Trade Mission With Mexican Counterparts

Via prescottenews.com STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Representatives Tony Rivero (R-21) and Rosanna Gabaldón (D-2) today announced that a historic bipartisan legislative delegation will visit Mexico this week to promote trade and cooperation between Arizona and Mexico. A coalition of legislative, business, and community leaders from across Arizona announced their foundational efforts to continue their productive dialogue with Mexico during a trade mission to Mexico City and Guanajuato. The trip includes

Arizona Digital-currency ATMs Help Make Virtual Cash A Reality

Via tucson.com ATMs specializing in the cryptocurrency bitcoin are popping up in the Phoenix area. They look like ATMs and they work like ATMs — you walk in and feed the machine your cash. Just don’t call them money machines, because these ATMs don’t give back cash, they give back bitcoin credits along with a receipt. ATMs specializing in the cryptocurrency bitcoin are beginning to pop up from Peoria to

Arizona Edges To Front Of States Eyeing Blockchain Technology

Via azbigmedia.com 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. “You never want to vote for something that you don’t fully understand and this is, to say the least, a tough

Via insidertradings.org Arizona State Retirement System bought a fresh stake in DXC Technology Company. (NYSE:DXC) through out the Fiscal Q2, Holdings Channel reports. The hedge fund bought 70,207 company stock worth at roughly $5,386,000. DXC Technology Company. (NYSE:DXC) started trading at 82.05 on early Mon. The 50 day SMA of the stock is of $78.64 and a two hundred SMA of $74.17. the share has a company valuation of $23.29

Immigration Policies Impact On Local Agriculture

Via kyma.com YUMA, Ariz. – It was last week when President Donald Trump joined with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) to endorse the RAISE Act. The RAISE Act would reduce immigration levels and the amount of green cards awarded to nationals each year. All on the basis of a merit-based system. “This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and

Autonomous Technology Heats Up In Arizona

Via truckinginfo.com Arizona is hot enough as it. But the Grand Canyon state is heating up as a hotbed of autonomous vehicle development as well, according to a report by Wired magazine. According to the story, autonomous systems developer Mobileye, fresh off its acquisition a couple of weeks ago by software giant Intel, has announced it will build a fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles and test the first of them

Via kdminer.com PHOENIX – Two new laws took effect Wednesday that state officials say will benefit Arizona businesses. House Bill 2280, signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey on March 29, speeds the process for electronically filing and paying corporate taxes, and increases efficiency for the Arizona Department of Revenue for processing other tax types. The legislation is part of the department’s focus on delivering better, faster and more cost-effective