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Tackle the state budget process like a business owner

Conveying business priorities to legislators is key, as they have discretion over only a small portion of the state budget...

Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard welcomes attendees to the Greater Phoenix Chamber's 2017 Legislative Kick-off event at the Phoenix Art Museum. (Photo by Ashley McKnight/GPCC)

Business and political leaders share 2017 priorities during GPCC Legislative Kick-off

More than 400 political, business and community leaders celebrated the start of the 2017 session.

01/19/2017
Arizona House Speaker-elect J.D. Mesnard talks to the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee Dec. 9, 2016. (Photo by Josh Coddington/GPCC)

From the Speaker’s chair: Mesnard reveals issues he’s watching in early 2017

Rep. J.D. Mesnard is ready to hit the ground running as the new House speaker in the 2017 session.

12/09/2016
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Leading like a lady: Sen. Carolyn Allen mixed charm, grace and tenacity

Sen. Allen was known for advocacy and her Southern, ladylike demeanor. We remember her determined, personal approach to public policy.

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Education, state budget, new honor mark Chamber’s Legislative Wrap-Up event

The Chamber's annual Legislative Wrap-Up featured state Capitol leaders highlighting successes and challenges.

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Businesses have several measures to be excited about from 2016 legislative session

After 117 days, lawmakers concluded a legislative session featuring several wins for the business community and economy overall.

05/17/2016