City Council Votes 6-1 to Support Job Creators

City Council Votes 6-1 to Support Job Creators The Tucson City Council voted 6-1 last night to support a rezoning request to allow for the development of a new retail center at the northeast corner of Houghton Rd. and E 22nd St. This is a vote in favor of job creation and in favor of adding a new asset to Tucson’s east …

VOTERS SAY “NO” TO TAX INCREASES

VOTERS SAY “NO” TO TAX INCREASES Yesterday voters across Pima County said “NO” to increased taxation. It appears voters feel tapped out on local government taxation, particularly new taxation to fund education and special interests. Taxation specifically for preschool, school bonds, school budget overrides, new parks and the zoo appear to have all failed this morning. Regarding education, four of …

Stuff You Don’t Know about Our Federal Tax Code

Stuff You Don’t Know about Our Federal Tax Code A lot has changed since 1986. That’s 31 years ago – before the internet and way before smart phones. A lot has changed – except our complex and aggravating federal tax code. Here are some things you need to know about the current system of federal taxation: The current tax code is more than …

Why You and Your Employees Should Vote “No” on Prop 204

Why You and Your Employees Should Vote “No” on Prop 204 In November, Proposition 204 will ask voters to raise the sales tax in the City of Tucson by one-half cent to fund early childhood education. On its face, the notion of funding education seems worthy, but the authors of Prop 204 need to go back to school on how to write …

Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors Announce Endorsements for City of Tucson Races

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors Announce Endorsements for City of Tucson Races   Tucson, AZ (September 27, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors announces its endorsements for the 2017 City of Tucson general election.  The endorsements are: City Council Ward 3 Gary Watson (I) City Council Ward 5 Richard Fimbres (D)   Ballot …

Your Vote is Important

Your Vote is Important Are you and your employees registered to vote in this November’s City of Tucson General Election? You should be, but you only have until Monday, October 9 to do so. The numbers reported for voter turnout on the August 29 primary election were dismal. It is disappointing to see a lack of voter participation and to …

UA President Joins Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UA President Joins Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors Tucson, AZ (September 20, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber board of directors has elected Dr. Robert C. Robbins, University of Arizona president to its board of directors.  The University of Arizona has a long history of involvement with the Tucson Metro Chamber and has been a major …

Tucson Metro Chamber Celebrates Small Businesses, Copper Cactus Awards Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Celebrates Small Businesses, Copper Cactus Awards Winners Announced Tucson, AZ  – The Tucson Metro Chamber announced the 16 award winners of the prestigious Copper Cactus Awards at its major annual event at Casino Del Sol Resort on Friday, September 8.  The Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards event presented by Wells Fargo celebrates the …

“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 Tucson is a full time, …