Arizona News

Bill Cutting Taxes For Insurance Companies Signed by Arizona Governor

Arizona is set to reduce taxes for insurance companies under a new bill Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law. The tax cut is expected to mean the loss of more than $44 million to state’s general fund over the next …

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Ticket Quotas

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill that would have banned law enforcement agencies from establishing traffic ticket quotas for their officers. Ducey says he vetoed House Bill 2410 Monday because it might have hindered chiefs’ ability to affectively …

New Rules For Ridesharing Firms OKd by Arizona House

The Arizona House has approved an overhaul of regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Republican Rep. Karen Fann unveiled details of a deal she’s negotiated between taxi firms, ride-hailing companies and insurers on Wednesday. The House then voted …

Attorneys Want More Time to Resolve Case in Arizona Firefighter Deaths

Attorneys in a lawsuit stemming from the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona say they need more time to try to negotiate a settlement with the state. They asked a federal judge Monday to put the case on hold for …

Arizona Court Says No Blanket Right to Travel for Injured Worker Care

A court ruling says Arizona workers being treated for on-the-job injuries aren’t entitled to travel expenses if they haven’t shown they cannot get necessary care locally. The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled last week in the workers’ compensation case of a …

Report: Wildfire Risk to Homes in West Tops $237B

In the Western U.S. there are nearly 900,000 homes representing an estimated reconstruction cost of more than $237 billion considered at “very high” or “high” risk from wildfires, a report issued today shows. CoreLogic’s Wildfire Risk analysis is the latest of …

Whole Foods Recalls Cookie Platters Sold In 4 Western States

Whole Foods Market has voluntarily recalled several sizes of assorted cookie platters due to undeclared nut allergens. The company said Tuesday that one illness has been reported. The platters sold at stores in Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada have …

Arizona City To Use Digital Speed Limit Signs

The city of Scottsdale, Ariz. is installing digital speed limit signs that will be able to change limits as needed. KSAZ-TV reported that Scottsdale officials plan to implement four adjustable signs later this month. City Transportation Director Paul Basha says the …

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Arizona Hit by Moderate Earthquake

A moderate earthquake that struck near Sedona, Ariz. was widely felt in the area. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.7 temblor struck shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday and was centered seven miles north of Sedona and six miles underground. …