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Gosar challenges EPA’s power plant regulations

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) spoke out last week after the House passed two resolutions aimed at blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) unpopular regulations for new and existing power plants.

Phoenix chamber committed to nurturing small-business sector

Several qualities make Phoenix attractive to small-business owners, who are helping to strengthen and expand the local economy, Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), told Arizona Business Daily.

McSally steps up to protect Arizona economy by fighting EPA power plant rules

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) stood up for Arizona’s rural residents’ welfare by joining in the House vote Tuesday to overturn two controversial Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules concerning power plant carbon emissions.

TopLine Strategies names new executive VP of sales

Scottsdale-based software company TopLine Strategies recently named Bill Hoffman executive vice president of sales.

Gosar-backed bill requires closer scrutiny of federal lawsuit settlements

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) issued a statement following last week's House passage of the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act, which he co-sponsored with five fellow legislators.

Paper Eskimo to build brand in Arizona, across Southwest

Paper Eskimo, a unique paper party supply company from Australia, is extending its reach to embrace Arizona and the Southwest with a regional brand awareness campaign.

Oswalt Law Group adds branch to expand its Arizona base

Phoenix-based Oswalt Law Group, which specializes in criminal defense, bankruptcy and personal injury claims, recently opened a new branch in Peoria, Arizona, to expand its client base throughout the state.

Arizona Public Service seeking additional capacity

In order to ramp up its peak capacity, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) recently announced a request for proposals (RFP) to all technology sources. APS is seeking 400 to 600 megawatts (MW) in additional capacity.

Arizona Corporation Commission endorses Union Pacific rail crossing safety improvements

The Arizona Corporation Commission recently gave the go-ahead to safety upgrades at two Union Pacific Railroad crossings in Nogales, Arizona.

SRP wraps up rescue drill at Glendale generating station

Salt River Project (SRP) recently hosted its annual Technical Rescue Drill in Glendale to conduct high-altitude mock scenarios designed to sharpen firefighters’ skills. 

Energy efficiency program aims to save Arizona schools money

The Arizona Corporation Commission and Arizona Public Services (APS) agreed during a recent commission meeting to create the Schools Energy Efficiency Pilot Program, a two-year program beginning in 2016 to help schools with energy costs.

Free seminar in Tempe to focus on exporting

SRP, one of the largest public power utilities in the United States, is offering business owners a free seminar on how to export goods, especially to Mexico and Canada, on Wednesday morning in Tempe. 

Arizona sees promising business growth; imports and exports growing as well

Like a lot of state economies, the 2008 recession hit Arizona pretty hard. Since then, Arizona has made a strong comeback, and there is considerable business growth that creates a promising environment for more businesses in various industries to turn their heads toward the state.

McCain challenges federal targeting of University of Phoenix

U.S. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) recently wrote Education Secretary Arne Duncan regarding what they claim is unfair targeting of the University of Phoenix and other for-profit educational institutions.

Gosar joins Flake with effort to block EPA’s ozone ruling

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) recently joined Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in trying to block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new ozone regulation by introducing a House version of Flake’s Senate-introduced measure to stop the ruling.

Senate backs McCain, Flake on airport noise issues

An amendment filed by U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ) to address airport noise pollution and flight path concerns of Arizona residents was approved by the U.S. Senate last week.

Grijalva wants BP barred from tax windfall in Deepwater Horizon settlement

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) said last week he drafted a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting she prohibit British Petroleum (BP) from claiming part of its Deepwater Horizon settlement as a business expense.

Flake fights ozone law to ‘bring EPA down to Earth’

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced a resolution last week to permanently block the Environmental Protection Agency’s final 2015 ozone ruling, a move that could potentially save $19 billion to $25 billion annually.

Gosar applauds U.S. House for passing amendment to protect veteran businesses

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) said last week he was pleased the House passed his amendment requiring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to consider effects on veteran-owned enterprises prior to enacting rulings.

McCain praises Senate resolutions to freeze EPA laws

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said last week he applauded the Senate’s passage of two bipartisan resolutions to stop the administration’s “Clean Power Plan” laws, which would have adversely impacted Arizona businesses and consumers.

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