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By: Emily Gersema
Posted: May 12th, 2012
Some Arizona business organizations are applauding the recently ended legislative session for producing business-friendly bills that, after Gov Jan Brewer signs them, could boost economic development in the state.
They also cheered the end of the session because it meant the demise of some bills that they believed would stifle business development if they became law.
Although the two main bills that worried them died due to inaction or were rejected outright, business leaders in Phoenix believe Senate Bill 1507 and House Bill 2789 left an impact anyway.
SB 1507 opposed government-led efforts to reduce pollution and eradicate poverty, while HB 2789 opposed regulation by the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Among the groups fighting the measures was the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which led quiet opposition to SB 1507 through position statements sent to legislators, instead of through public press conferences. The organization’s spokesman, Garrick Taylor, said it was concerned about potential harm to commerce.