Category: Blog – Public Affairs

Read the latest blogs from the Greater Phoenix Chamber on policy and advocacy.

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Rep. Heather Carter discusses education, health care, workforce development

She understands how a vibrant business environment, education and health care system make a positive impact.

01/24/2017
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Business legislative agenda: GPCC CEO shares what he wants to see in the upcoming session

Todd Sanders talks about his goals for the 2017 legislative session and how Trump's presidency might impact business.

01/03/2017
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GPCC joins Arizona Chamber and others to challenge constitutionality of Prop. 206

Given the initiative's harmful effects on the business community, GPCC feels these serious constitutional issues must be challenged in court.

12/16/2016
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Arizona lawmakers look to challenges, opportunities of upcoming session

Arizona lawmakers shared predictions on hot issues for the upcoming legislative session.

12/14/2016
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Judge’s block of Labor Department’s overtime law increases uncertainty

The rule would have doubled the maximum salary a worker can earn and still be eligible for mandatory overtime pay.

12/01/2016
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Up in smoke: Arizona voters make their voices heard on Prop. 205

As a champion of the business community, the Chamber advocated strongly against this ill-conceived measure.

11/23/2016
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2017 State of the State Speech with Gov. Ducey: A look into the crystal ball

Kirk Adams, Ducey’s chief of staff, shared a preview of what we can expect to see from Ducey in 2017.

11/21/2016
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Connectivity and civic engagement: Williams looks to shape the future of law enforcement

New City of Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams discusses her department’s mission, challenges and priorities to guide positive change.

11/18/2016
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Sen. Flake shares post-election hopes and concerns for the Trump presidency

Flake shared his reaction, concerns and hopes for working with the Trump administration.

Snell & Wilmer employment law attorney Ashley Kasarjian provides tips to employers on complying with new federal labor laws on Oct. 18. (Photo by Josh Coddington/GPCC)

Snell & Wilmer attorney Kasarjian preps employers for new Labor Dept. OT rules

Compliance begins with an in-depth look to determine whether employees are classified correctly as exempt from overtime.

10/21/2016