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Greater Phoenix chamber, Maricopa Association of Governments discussion to explore how to grow workforce

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Maricopa Association of Governments will host a panel discussion Thursday to explore how Arizona's business and education communities can work together to strengthen and grow the state's economy.

Sinema measure aims to aid small businesses in Arizona

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) said legislation recently approved by the House will benefit small-business owners in Arizona and their businesses endeavors.

Ducey extends moratorium on rulemaking to aid Arizona businesses

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey recently renewed Executive Order 2016-03 to prevent state agencies from making new regulatory rules, extending the moratorium until Dec. 31. Ducey said he hopes renewal of the order facilitates the ease of job creation within the state.

Arizona Corporation Commission begins hearings on UNS Electric rate hike request

The Arizona Corporation Commission began hearings Tuesday on an application from UNS Electric, the UniSource-owned electric provider for Santa Cruz and Mohave counties, to raise its rates.

Basketball exec sharing business advice at Arizona Corporation Commission division

Arizona business owners will have the opportunity to watch a video of Jerry Colangelo, former Phoenix Suns executive, sharing advice on starting a new business at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Division at 1300 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. 

Western offers its power customers transparency through release of report

Transparency in corporations is important to the customers and company alike, and recently, Western Area Power Administration, which sells and transmits electricity to 15 western states, including Arizona, shared the status of its operations in its 2016 State of Assets report to customers and interested parties.

Changes to net metering likely to be controversial and necessary

As more solar users sell their excess energy back to utility companies, the push for reform in Arizona's net metering policies by Tucson Electric Power and Arizona Public Service is just the first wave of likely changes on the horizon as the power industry struggles to balance the costs and benefits of solar energy.

Gallego urges Congress to act on aircraft noise issues

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) urged Congress this week to compel the Federal Aviation Administration to take action to reduce aircraft noise in the Phoenix area and across the U.S.

Salt River Project hopeful for healthy runoff levels

After several years of low runoff averages, the Salt River Project is excited about what project leaders hope to be a more average runoff level this year.

Western Area Power Administration takes home power institute award

Western Area Power Administration, which markets and transmits wholesale electricity to 15 states, including Arizona, recently was awarded the 2016 Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for a project aimed at ensuring the safety of workers near high-voltage lines.

Arizona Corporation Commission announces rail crossing improvements

The Arizona Corporation Commission recently approved several rail crossing improvement and upgrade projects throughout the state.

CORRECTED: Agreement on solar facility to extend green footprint in Arizona

The Arizona Corporation Commission recently approved an agreement under which a bigger amount of renewable energy can be purchased by PayPal and Arizona State University.

Gosar speaks out against federal land acquisitions

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) questioned the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) federal land acquisitions and its request for funding to buy more land following a recent House Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing.

Scottsdale-based Joint Corp. adds to leadership team

Joint Corp., a Scottsdale-based company that owns more than 320 chiropractic clinics in the U.S., recently said that Richard Kerley has been appointed lead director.

Arizona Corporation Commission seeking input on UNS Electric rate case

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) said it will be holding three meetings to gather public input regarding its UNS Electric rate case.

Arizona Department of Transportation offers opportunity to support charity through special license plates

The Arizona Department of Transportation said charities in the state benefit greatly from drivers who purchase specialty license plates.

Gosar criticizes effort to scuttle copper mine project

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) recently said a proposed plan to designate land in Pinal County as a historic place would result in the inability to use the site, known as Oak Flat, for copper mining and damage the state's economy.

Sinema measures to aid business clear House panel

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) said the House Financial Service Committee has recently approved her two bills aimed at seeking a bipartisan solution to the bureaucracy that is hindering citizens from securing jobs and starting businesses.

Tucson Electric Power planning new strategies on use of resources

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) recently released a resource plan in which it pledges to work hard to meet customer energy needs through a number of advancements.

Watchdog group: Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns' water, energy votes may create conflict

Over the past 25-plus years, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns has received many accolades for his dedication and public service to the people of Arizona. Some observers, however, now say Burns should refrain from any votes related to water or energy because of his wife’s position on the board of directors for the Central Arizona Project (CAP).

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