Arizona News

The Keating Group Rebrands as tKg Wholesale Brokerage

Phoenix, AZ, April 26, 2016-  Effective immediately, The Keating Group, the wholesale brokerage arm of Keating Companies, has rebranded as tKg Wholesale Brokerage. Commenting on the change, James Keating, CEO of tKg and parent Keating Companies, states: “It is time for …

Arizona Insurance Council Now Arizona Insurance Institute

The board of directors of the Arizona Insurance Council has changed the name of its property/casualty insurance trade association. The group will now be operating as the Arizona Insurance Institute. The name change is to reflect a new direction for …

Arizona House Passes Accelerated Insurance Company Tax Cut

The Republican-controlled Arizona House has passed a bill accelerating the phase-in of insurance company tax cuts they passed last year. House Bill 2002 is sponsored by House Republican Majority Whip David Livingston. He also sponsored the bill signed by Gov. …

Farmers to Expand Operations in Arizona

Farmers Insurance plans to significantly expand its operations in Phoenix, Ariz., which the carrier said could eventually raise its employee base from roughly 500 full-time employees to more than 1,500 employees. Staffing for the new jobs would occur in phases …

Arizona House Leader Wants Another Cut on Insurance Company Taxes

An Arizona House panel has voted to advance a bill accelerating phased-in insurance company tax cuts included in a law passed last year. House Bill 2002 is sponsored by House Republican Majority Whip David Livingston. He also sponsored the bill …

Ridesharing Dominates 2016 Western Region Headlines

Goodbye to the news year 2015, and while there will be no shortage of headline-making topics to associate with the passing year, there was one subject that dominated Insurance Journal’s Western region news stories. Care to guess? No if fair …

Arizona Lawmaker Wants Another Cut to Insurance Company Taxes

One of the top Republican leaders in the Arizona House wants to accelerate cuts to insurance company taxes that were included in a bill he sponsored. Majority Whip David Livingston of Peoria has filed a bill for the upcoming session …

Official Files $123K Claim Following Arizona University Mascot Pounce

A suburban Phoenix official filed a claim against Arizona State University, saying the school mascot seriously injured his back when the costumed character playfully leaped on him at a football game two months after surgery. But Tempe City Councilman David …

3 Small Quakes Shake Central Arizona, Phoenix

Three small earthquakes rattled parts of central Arizona, jolting people in cities 160 miles apart, including parts of the Phoenix area. There were no immediate reports of injury or major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.1 temblor …

Distracted Driving Ban Takes Effect in Arizona City

A new ordinance banning the use of any mobile device while driving a vehicle in Tempe went into effect over the weekend. A distracted driving ordinance approved by Tempe City Council members last month began Saturday. The law prohibits texting, talking or …