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American Invents Act

June 21, 11:30-1:00 at NACET. Most in the innovation and business communities have heard something about the coming U.S. patent law changes brought by the passage last year of the America Invents Act.As implementing regulations are being published and major aspects of the Act are now nine months or less away from coming online, this seminar […]

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Top 2011 Small Business Policy Developments

This week SBE Council issued “Top Policy Highlights and Lowlights for Small Business in 2011,” a list of significant policy developments this past year for the nation’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan said the list includes a range of issues that will impact the economic and business climate for 2012 and […]

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Uranium Mining Appeal for Mine Near Grand Canyon

Conservation groups and American Indian tribes today filed an appeal in the 9th Circuit Court challenging a lower court ruling that allowed a uranium mine near Grand Canyon National Park to re-open without updating decades-old environmental reviews. The Arizona 1 uranium mine is located near Kanab Creek immediately north of Grand Canyon National Park. In 2010, […]

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Rural Arizona Seeking Autonomy in Redistricting

The political landscape of Northern Arizona could change drastically as soon as November of this year, when the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) announces its final plans for the redrawing of both Arizona’s legislative districts and U.S. Congressional district boundaries. And to meet the requirements of the Arizona constitution, the city of Flagstaff may have […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Employer Sanctions Law

The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld Arizona’s law that revokes the business licenses of businesses and corporations hiring illegal immigrants.  The 5-3 vote was a rejection of challenges to the law by a coalition of business people and civil rights organizations.  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is calling the decision a victory: “I could not be […]

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Gosar Introducing Jobs Bill

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, is introducing a jobs bill relating to the Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act.  It is estimated that HR 1904 will create 1,000 direct jobs, 5,000 indirect jobs and provide an economic impact of over $800 million for Arizona yearly for the next 25-50 years. In a video statement Gosar said, […]

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Congressman Gosar Votes to Lower Gas Prices

Today, the House voted, with the support of U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-01), to pass H.R. 1229, the Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act, which would address rising gas prices in the state of Arizona and across the country. Congressman Gosar went to the floor of the House to advocate on behalf of […]

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