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Surface Transportation Committee Meets

On September 16, 2016, chaired by John Ragan of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Surface Transportation Funding Task Force (STFTF) met for the first time.  SB 1490 created the STFTF.  Senator Worsley sponsored the bill.  AZAGC, along with fellow Transportation Business Partners member Alan MaGuire, helped draft the legislation.  After introductions, Senator […]

Vote No on Proposition 205

The Arizona Transportation Builders Association Board of Directors took a “Vote No on Proposition 205,” Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act.  This proposition supporter are leading on the community with many gimmicks and perhaps not well understood facts.  ATB strongly asks you to vote NO as well as this will have many unintended consequences including […]

Gas Tax Vote not a Toxic Vote After all

A new analysis of eight states that passed legislation to increase their state motor fuel taxes in 2015 to pay for important new transportation improvements shows that 98 percent of Republican and Democratic lawmakers who supported the bill won their primary races in 2016.  “These results should dispel any notion that voting to increase the […]

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Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton: U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013), U.S. Senate, New York (2001-2009)

As the 2016 presidential campaign races toward Election Day, Nov. 8, ARTBA is carefully monitoring the candidates’ positions on transportation policy.  ARTBA is drawing information for this report principally from debate transcripts, public statements, legislative votes, writings and the candidates’ official websites and social media postings from recent years. In addition to the records and […]

Vote No on Proposition 205

The Arizona Transportation Builders Association Board of Directors took a “Vote No on Proposition 205,” Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act.  This proposition’s supporters are leading on the community with many gimmicks and perhaps not well understood facts.  ATB strongly asks you to vote NO as well as this will have many unintended consequences including […]

2016 Primary Results Confirm Gas Tax Increase Vote Not Politically Toxic

A new analysis of eight states that passed legislation to increase their state motor fuel taxes in 2015 to pay for important new transportation improvements shows that 98 percent of Republican and Democratic lawmakers who supported the bill won their primary races in 2016.  “These results should dispel any notion that voting to increase the […]