Not a week goes by that I don’t have a quick browse through Linkedin but I must admit I do not use it as I should. As I have talked to business owners in Fountain Hills, many have connected with me or me with them but yet I see few updates or information from them after…

Read More

The Thursday, April 28 Fountain Hills Chamber, Public Policy Committee meeting agenda includes Arizona’s minimum wage and and an update on the Park Place project slated for downtown Fountain Hills. Minimum Wage SpeakerThe Fountain Hills Chamber has not yet taken a position on this issue and would like to hear from local business owners and managers…

Read More

This week in Arizona politics, we still have not seen a budget introduced.  Many are now predicting (and hoping) the Senate will introduce a version next Wednesday.  Of course, this means that we will most certainly not be able to adjourn sine die on Day 100, which falls next Tuesday.   Out of the 1,219 bills introduced, still…

Read More

New Rule Restricts Reporter Access to House Floor On Thursday Speaker David Gowan announced that he will no longer allow reporters on the House floor unless they consent to an extensive background check.   Floor privileges have been granted to reporters for roughly the last 30 years with no problems.   If they pass the check, they…

Read More

This week in Arizona, work on bills continues to wind down in preparation for a budget.  So far, 106 bills have been passed by the Legislature and 89 of those have been signed by Governor Ducey.  One has been vetoed.  SB1197 (schools; cursive writing requirement) would have mandated schools to instruct cursive writing.   Campaign Finance…

Read More