The lower costs of health insurance will lead participating small businesses to provide more generous overall compensation packages to their employees, a critical factor in helping technology companies acquire talent.
Schweikert is passionate about the digital healthcare revolution. From telemedicine to wearables and digital medical records on your phone to the autonomous vehicle that delivers your prescription, Schweikert has long championed technological innovations as the solution to the problems of over-burdensome government regulations.
Top priorities include improving the business climate for technology-based companies by providing more sources for risk capital, supporting STEM-focused education, attracting STEM talent, improving the state’s tax and healthcare system, and supporting efforts to advance autonomous vehicle science, safety and policy.
The Arizona Technology Council had the honor of having a trusted relationship with Senator John McCain since the organization was founded in 2002. He has spoken at a number of Council events and hosted delegations of our members in his office in Washington D.C.. We are proud to have known him. The Council sends its […]
The Arizona Technology Council is pleased to release our 2018 Vote TechSmart guide, a comprehensive review of Arizona candidate positions on key issues affecting the technology industry. Released every two years, this publication focuses on candidates who are running for the state House of Representatives and the Senate. The Vote TechSmart guide includes the Council’s […]
Arizona voters will be deciding on a governor in November, and the Arizona Technology Council fully supports the reelection of Gov. Doug Ducey. He has worked hard to secure more than 160,000 private-sector jobs in Arizona, many of which resulted from our pro-technology government, and the entrepreneur and startup-friendly ecosystem he created. Governor Ducey has […]
The Arizona Technology Council stands with much of the local business community in opposing the Invest in Education campaign to increase the state income tax. Such a measure would dramatically hurt small businesses and startups, and drive new businesses away from our state. The tax increase would be especially detrimental to the technology ecosystem in Arizona, […]
“Budgets are a statement of our values and I hope this isn’t what we value” – Rep. Fernandez After a long week, legislators adjourned sine die near Friday morning’s witching hour and educators ended their week-long strike. Let’s get you into this session’s last legislative report. The Budget On Monday, a source close to the […]
Members are starting to slow down and so are the schedules. There’s only one reason for that: the Capitol is approaching Sine Die. School Safety The week started off with last week’s big news: Governor Ducey’s school safety proposal. S1519 (protective orders; schools; approp) seems to be struggling, it reportedly doesn’t have the necessary votes […]
School Safety On Monday, Governor Ducey revealed his plan to focus on mental health services for students, boost law enforcement presence on school campuses, and closing loopholes in background checks. The plan, or some version of it, is expected to move forward this week if it is going to at all. Democrats at the Capitol […]