Tucson Metro Chamber Board Votes to Support Proposition 101, Road Improvements and Public Safety

Tucson, AZ (February 14, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today voted to support Proposition 101, the City of Tucson’s temporary half-cent sales tax increase to fund road improvements and capital expenditures critical to public safety. It did so for several reasons: Improving the condition of our roadways improves the [...]

February 14th, 2017|Government Affairs Alert, News Release|

Make No Mistake About the Tucson Metro Chamber’s Position on Proposition 206

I am writing to reinforce the Tucson Metro Chamber’s longstanding opposition to increases in the state minimum wage such as Proposition 206 passed on the November 8 ballot.  Prop 206 takes the state’s minimum wage from its current $8.05 an hour to $10.00 an hour in 2017 and $12.00 an hour in 2020.  The same [...]

December 21st, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Judge Blocks Department of Labor

Late yesterday afternoon, a U.S. Federal Judge in the U.S. District Court for Texas placed a national injunction on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. The new rules, with an increased salary threshold of $47,000, was set to go into effect on December 1.The injunction stops the rule from taking effect on December 1 [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Election Day: What It Means to You

President of the United States Donald Trump handily beat Hillary Clinton 276-218, with a few states remaining to be decided as of this morning. What this means: It is too early to tell. The billionaire businessman who has never previously held elected office shocked America and the world, defeating Secretary Hillary Clinton in an extraordinary [...]

November 9th, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Vote NO on Propositions 205 & 206

Don’t Let Out Of State Special Interests Use YOUR Business As a Testbed For Bad Public Policy   On November 8, Arizona voters will decide whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. Proposition 205, written by the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is more than 20 pages in length. Arizonans are being bombarded with [...]

November 1st, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Tucson Metro Chamber Releases Arizona Legislature Report Card

The Tucson Metro Chamber is proud to release its Arizona Legislature Report Card for the second session of the 52nd legislature.  The report card reflects the voting records of Southern Arizona’s legislators on pro-business policies on which the Chamber advocated a position.  To access the report card, click HERE or visit tucsonchamber.org/reportcards. The second session [...]

July 11th, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Tomorrow is Election Day!

The Tucson Metro Chamber SUPPORTS Proposition 123 and Proposition 124. Prop 123 is a positive first step to increase funding for Arizona schools. Prop 124 makes intelligent changes to the retirement system for our public safety officers, which will protect both their retirement and the taxpayer. Vote ‘YES’ to support these business friendly referenda! Polls are [...]

May 16th, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Vote YES on Proposition 123

The Tucson Metro Chamber encourages you and your employees to vote YES on Proposition 123 at the May 17, 2016 Special Election. Arizona has an education funding problem – we all know it. Proposition 123 is a positive step to increase funding for Arizona schools. If passed, Proposition 123 will: Generate $3.5 billion over 10 [...]

May 6th, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Chamber Congratulates Congresswoman Martha McSally for Work on 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

Representatives of the Tucson Metro Chamber and 12 local business leaders were in Washington, DC for four days last week working with federal elected officials and officials at the Pentagon on a variety of issues. On Thursday, April 28, the House Armed Services Committee passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, funding military expenditures into [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Chamber Congratulates City Council on Advancing Broadway Blvd. Improvements

The Tucson City Council did something last night that bureaucracies sometimes struggle to do: they acted. The Tucson Metro Chamber congratulates Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and four members of the City Council for adopting two measures on their agenda last night that authorized long-awaited and voter-approved improvements to E. Broadway Blvd. between Euclid and Country Club. [...]

April 20th, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|