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Monday, June 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Obligation for Contribution in Aid of Construction - Update »
For decades, federal law has provided an exemption from the taxation of water and wastewater infrastructure installed and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ADWR Recommends Denial of Quartzsite Water Purchase by CAGRD »
The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) has recommended to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) that they deny a 25 ye...
Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What is the Future of Politics in Arizona? »
As a non-partisan trade association, the HBACA needs to work with all elected officials regardless of party. We engage wit...
Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beware of Tax Obligation for Private Water/Sewer Infrastructure »
For decades, federal law has provided an exemption from the taxation of water and wastewater infrastructure installed and...
Friday, January 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Ducey Recognizes HBACA and Austin Electric in State of the State Address »
On Monday, January 8, Governor Doug Ducey gave his fourth State of the State Address.   During the speech, Governor...
Friday, December 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Water Is For Fighting…..Whiskey Is For Drinking »
Discussions on a number of very important water issues have continued during the fall.  As you may be aware, Governor...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Water – The Debate Continues »
The Governors water discussion continues.  Although some of the larger group meetings have been placed in a holding p...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pinal County Sale Tax Increase Approved by Voters »
On Tuesday, November 7th, the voters of Pinal County considered Proposition 417 which was a half-cent sales tax increase f...
Friday, October 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senator Flake Out of Race »
Senator Jeff Flake dropped a political bombshell on Tuesday when he announced that he won’t seek re-election rather than t...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
It Is Never Too Early to Think About Elections »
It seems like just weeks ago we had one of the most contentious elections in the history of our country. But it is never t...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPDATE - ADOSH Silica Rule »
Attached please find an update on OSHA’s new silica rule.  The attached memo covers the recent developments at the na...
Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Ducey’s Plenary Water Committee Update »
In an effort to keep our members informed, we wanted to give an update to Governor Ducey’s Plenary Water Committee. We hav...
Friday, September 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Doug Little Resigns »
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Doug Little has announced his resignation from the Commission, effective at the end of th...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Ducey Officially Opens Employment Center at Lewis Prison in Buckeye »
On August 14, 2017, Governor Ducey officially opened the Employment Center at the Lewis Prison in Buckeye. The Employment...
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MCDOT Proposing Changes to be More Flexible »
The Maricopa County Department of Transportation is proposing to alter their requirement to be more flexible to the home b...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pinal County Sends Tax Increase to Voters »
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution from the Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Ducey Creates Plenary Water Committee »
Governor Ducey has created a Plenary Water Committee to review major water issues facing the state of Arizona. The committ...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HBACA and ADOSH Launch Safety Partnership »
On June 23, 2017, the HBACA and the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (“ADOSH”) officially joined toget...
Friday, June 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CAGRD and the Home Building Industry »
What is the CAGRD?  The Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD) helps property owners and water...
Friday, June 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pinal County to Present Transportation Plan »
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors established a Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to review their transportation...
Saturday, May 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposition 123 Narrowly Passes Voters Approval »
Proposition 123 was barely approved by voters on the special election held on May 17th.   The election was so cl...
Thursday, May 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Ducey Appoints Former HBACA Chairman to Director of DES »
Governor Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Mike Trailor as director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (...
Thursday, May 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ADEQ Launching Online Stormwater Application »
In an effort to increase customer service and efficiencies, the Arizona Department of Environment Quality (ADEQ) has initi...
Monday, February 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Could Be Split Up »
A bill introduced by Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain and backed by a Governor Doug Ducey, would splinter off s...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arizona to Increase Minimum Wage Beginning January 2017 »
During the November election, Arizona voters enacted Proposition 206 (“Prop 206”) which establishes a new state minimum wa...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Ducey Appoints Two New Supreme Court Justices »
This week, Governor Ducey appointed Judge Andrew Gould and Arizona Solicitor General John Lopez IV to the Arizona Supreme...
Monday, November 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Does the Pacific Bearded Seal Affect Home Building in Arizona? »
Earlier this month, the 9 th  Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in  Alaska Oil and Gas Ass’n v. Pritzke...
Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pinal Regional Transportation Authority May Adopt a Transportation Plan »
The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (Pinal RTA) has proposed a comprehensive, multimodal plan to fund key roadway...
Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arizona Initiatives are "Cast in Stone" Due to Voter Protection Act »
In 1998, Proposition 105 was passed by the voters of Arizona. This initiative was titled the "Voter Protection Act" and wa...
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arizona Starts Tax Recovery Program »
From September 1 through October 31, the State of Arizona is offering an opportunity for taxpayers to pay any back taxes o...
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAG Training on Free Mapping Data System »
The Maricopa Association of Governments has spent a significant amount of expertise and resources in developing a free onl...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
ADOSH Adopts New Crystalline Silica Rule »
On Friday, August 12, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (“ADOSH”) adopted OSHA’s new rule on crysta...
Monday, September 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maricopa County Fills County Planning & Development Director Position »
As you may well know, the Maricopa County Director of Planning & Development position has been vacant for a number of...
Friday, May 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maricopa County Appoints New County Manager »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Joy Rich, Deputy County Manager, as the new County Manager.  Joy w...
Friday, March 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pinal County Adopts New Impact Fee Schedule »
On Wednesday, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors adopted a new impact fee schedule which will be effective on May 9, 20...

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