“YES” to Better Pay for Public Servants

"YES” to Better Pay for Public Servants The Tucson Metro Chamber encourages a YES vote on Prop 406, a proposal to increase the salary of the mayor from $3,500 per month to $5,775 per month and to increase the salaries of the six councilmembers from $2,000 per month to $3,300 per month. The mayor of [...]

August 11th, 2017|Government Affairs Alert|

Chamber Opposes Permanent Tax Increase

Chamber Opposes Permanent Tax Increase The Tucson Metro Chamber has long been a strong supporter of education and increased education funding. However, in the November election, the Chamber recommends a NO vote on Prop 204, the Strong Start Tucson High-Quality Early-Childhood Financial Aid Program. Prop 204 is a proposal to authorize and implement an additional [...]

August 10th, 2017|Government Affairs Alert|

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

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. [...]

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

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

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 [...]

December 21st, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Judge Blocks Department of Labor

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 [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Election Day: What It Means to You

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, [...]

November 9th, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Vote NO on Propositions 205 & 206

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 [...]

November 1st, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Tucson Metro Chamber Releases Arizona Legislature Report Card

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, [...]

July 11th, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Tomorrow is Election Day!

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 [...]

May 16th, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

Vote YES on Proposition 123

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: [...]

May 6th, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|