Evcca logoThe EVCCA, founded in 1999, is comprised of more than 6,000 businesses and nine local chambers.  Their purpose is to provide coordination in the advancement of common business interests.

Each year, EVCCA produces a report on the legislative session, which lists bills that have the most significance to East Valley businesses. It reports how each East Valley legislator voted on legislation relevant to the EVCCA.

2021EVCCA LEGISLATIVE AGENDA2021 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA-EVCCA PRIORITIES

The Alliance believes the following areas are paramount to Arizona’s economic recovery and prosperity and should be considered priorities during the 2018 Arizona Legislative session:  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

2020 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA-EVCCA PRIORITIES

The Alliance believes the following areas are paramount to Arizona’s economic recovery and prosperity and should be considered priorities during the 2018 Arizona Legislative session:  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

2019 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA — EVCCA PRIORITIES
The Alliance believes the following areas are paramount to Arizona’s economic recovery and prosperity and should be considered priorities during the 2018 Arizona Legislative session:   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

2018 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA — EVCCA PRIORITIES
The Alliance believes the following areas are paramount to Arizona’s economic recovery and prosperity and should be considered priorities during the 2017 Arizona Legislative session:   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

2017  LEGISLATIVE AGENDA — EVCCA PRIORITIES
The Alliance believes the following areas are paramount to Arizona’s economic recovery and prosperity and should be considered priorities during the 2016 Arizona Legislative session:   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

2016 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA — EVCCA PRIORITIES
The Alliance believes the following areas are paramount to Arizona’s economic recovery and prosperity and should be considered priorities during the 2016 Arizona Legislative session:   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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EVCCA Legislative Report Card 2020

View the EVCCA Report Card to determine how your local legislators voted on issues presented in the 2020 session.

EVCCA Legislative Report Card 2019

View the EVCCA Report Card to determine how your local legislators voted on issues presented in the 2019 session.

EVCCA 2018 Legislative Report card

View the EVCCA Report Card to determine how your local legislators voted on issues presented in the 2018 session.

EVCCA 2017 Legislative Sesson Report Card

View the Report Card to determine how your local legislators voted on issues presented in the 2017 session.

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Budget Impasse Triggers Talk of Shutdown – Read More

Governor’s Budget ‘Tantrum’ Miffs Lawmakers – Read More

Hobbs Begins Campaign for Governor- Read More

Former News Anchor Jumps Into Gubernatorial Race – Read More

No Show Senator, Holdouts Bog Down Budget- Read More

Panels Advance Budget Bills, GOP Holdouts Seek Compromise- Read More

Feds OK New Arizona Tribal Casino and Sports Betting Deal- Read More

Passing $12.8B Means Appeasing Several Republicans- Read More

From Tragedy Comes a Bill to Save Lives  – Read More

Telehealth Boom Spawns Changes to Arizona Law – Read More

Booze to go Gets House Approval – Read More

Regent to Seek Governor’s Office- Read More

Yee to Push Trump Platform in Run for Governor – Read More

Regulator Scorned for Vote on Energy Rules –Read More

Ducey Signs Protection Measures for Police – Read More

Ducey Signs Divisive Election Bill – Read More

Proposal to Give ‘Dreamers’ In-State Tuition Goes to Ballot –Read More

Lawmaker: Retaliation Behind Dem Votes on Vaping Bill – Read More

GOP Lawmaker Revives In-State Tuition for ‘Dreamers’ – Read More

Ducey Signs Bill for 4-Year Community College Degrees – Read More

Ducey Reinstates Job-Seeking Requirement for Unemployed – Read More

State’s Top Court Got This Election Case Wrong – Read More

Supreme Court Considers Education Tax Arguments- Read More

GOP Lawmakers Defend Election Bills – Read More

Tourism Taxing Districts Could be Coming Soon- Read More

New Compacts Bring More Than Sports Wagering – Read More

Sex Education Bill Goes to Governor- Read More

Bet On It-Sports Wagering to Become Law- Read More

Ducey Vetoes First Bill This Year – Read More

Fed Funding for Small Arizona Cities at Risk- Read More

Lawmaker Urges Schools Chief to Tap Relief Funds- Read More

Ducey Signs Bill to Protect Businesses From COVID-Related Lawsuits- Read More

Effort to Regulate Vacation Rentals Dies- Read More

Candidates Can Start Gathering Signatures for State, Federal Office – Read More

Bill Gives Schools Flexibility in Meeting Needs of Each Student- Read More

House in Favor of COVID Lawsuit Protection- Read More

Officials Say HR 1 Couls Wreak Havoc on AZ Elections – Read More

Ducey Lifts COVID Restrictions, But City Officials Object- Read More

Senate Panel Approves Community College Aid – Read More

Arizona Opens Vaccine Appointments to Everyone 16 and Older – Read More

Democratic Lawmaker Kirsten Engel Announces Run for Congress- Read More

Gambling Bill Stalls in Senate as Politics Take Shape- Read More

Key Criminal Justice Bills Dormant in Senate – Read More

Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Won’t Seek Re-Election- Read More

Former Nogales Mayor Announces Bid for Governor-Read More

House Panel Advances Bill to Restrict Short-Term Rentals- Read More

Bipartisan ‘Political Science Experiment’ Plays in Legislature  – Read More

Bill Gives Wrongfully Convicted New Chance at Freedom – Read More

House Panel OKs Bill to Let College Athletes Profit From Skills- Read More

Lawmakers in Negotiations on $1B in Tax Cuts, Flat Income Tax_- Read More

Jobless Benefits Bill Puts Ducey in Political Pickle_- Read More

Sports Betting Bill Gets House Approval – Read More

Senate Changes Rules to Allow Votes Cast Remotely- Read More

Up Next for COVID Vaccine: 55 and Older- Read More

Bill Helps Taxpayers Avoid Prop. 208 Surcharge – Read More

Study Looks at Economic Benefit of Early Prison Release – Read More

Senate Votes to Add County Supervisors in Maricopa, Pima- Read More

House Passes Bill for 4-Year Community College Degrees-Read More

AG Weighs In On Governor’s Emergency Powers- Read More

Pledge of Allegiance Mandate for Kids Advances – Read More

In-State Tuition for Dreamers One Step Closer – Read More

Senate Passes Voucher Expansion Bill – Read More

House Panel OKs Criminal Sentencing Changes –  Read More

Hoffman Asks Lawmakers to Fully Fund Distance Learning – Read More

Senate Panel OKs Voucher Expansion Bill – Read More

Details Emerge on Gambling Expansion – Read More

Teller Leaves Legislature to Join Biden Administration – Read More

GOP Bill Would Allow Lawmakers to Override Electoral Votes- Read More

Census Data for Redistricting, Apportionment Delayed- Read More

Senate Takes 1st Step to Trim Gvernor’s Emergency Powers- Read More

Lawmaker Wants 60% of Voters to OK Ballot Measures – Read More

Proposal Would Add 30 Members to AZ House – Read More

DHS Allows Tagalongs to Get COVID Vaccine- Read More

New IRC Chair Wants to Avoid Tiebreaker Role – Read More

Recreational Marijuana Could Be Available Within Days – Read More

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to Attend Biden Inauguration- Read More

Redistricting Commission Postpones Choice of Chair- Read More

Ducey Seeks Expansion of Gaming to Allow Sports Betting- Read More

Arizona Corporation Commission Elects New Department Chair –  Read More

Misinformation, Lack of Transparency Plague Vaccine Rollout – Read More

Arizona Protestors Calm as Mob Storms U.S. Capitol- Read More

Vaccinations Begin in AZ as COVID Cases Spike – Read More

GOP Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Curtail Governor’s Emergency Powers – Read More

Electors Vote as Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Election – Read More

Staff Fears Safety Plans for Session Lacking – Read More

Senate to Hold Hearings on 2020 Election – Read More

The Arizona State Senate plans to hold a public hearing on how the 2020 election was conducted, now that every legal challenge to the state’s election results has been dismissed.Judge Rejects GOP Official’s Efforts to Void Election Won by Biden – Read More

A judge on Friday tossed out a bid by the head of the Arizona Republican Party to void the results of the election that awarded the state’s 11 electoral voted to Joe Biden.Mark Kelly Sworn into Senate, Narrows GOP Edge – Read More

Vaccine on the Way, Ducey Spurns More Restrictions –Read More

Petition Partners Charged with Crimes in Connection with Bonus Program – Read More

GOP County Chairs Urge Ducey to Call Special Session – Read More

Ducey: Threats Against Hobbs ‘Unacceptable’  – Read More

Ducey Vetoes Statewide Mask Mandate – Read More

Republicans Aim to Pull Veil From Small Political Contributions- Read More

Fontes Concedes Maricopa County Recorder Race to Richer- Read MoreCOVID-19 Spike Brings Tough Choices For Schools- Read More
Senate President Asks For Special Probe of Election – Read more
Ducey scores free body cams for state troopers- 
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Alone among Democrats, Sinema stays silent on GOP Supreme Court push – Read More

Another round of voter-approved minimum wage boosts to take effect- Read More

Arizona Senate race could impact confirmation of new justice – Read More

Ducey, Hobbs at odds over election procedures for nursing homes residents- Read More

Decade of Dem gains sets stage for nail-biter legislative races – Read More

NAU President Rita Cheng to leave post in 2022 – Read More

Court sides with governor in dispute over bars closure – Read More

Ducey delays waterpark reopening with move to federal court- Read More

McSally concerned about Trump-Kelly voters- Read More

Landlords sue, say Ducey lacks authority to stop evictions- Read More

Water parks sue to reopen – Read More

Ducey appeals court order to reopen gyms – Read More

Health club chain loses challenge to Ducey’s executive order – Read More

Proposed changes to criminal punishments may be headed to ballot- Read More

Campaign to tax rich for schools turns in signatures for ballot –Read More

Health care initiative submits signatures- Read More

Arizona adds tens of thousands of jobs in May- Read More

Governor gives cities, counties power to require masks in public _ Read More

Ripple effect of lockdown hits Arizona as COVID cases increase sharply- Read More

Arizona virus hospitalizations climb past 1,000, new record- Read More

Schools chief issues ‘roadmap’ to reopen classrooms – Read More

Arizona cities refuse to enforce statewide curfew- Read More

Arizona Gov. Ducey: Classes to resume in the fall, summer schools and day camps can resume- Read More

Former DCS Director Greg McKay leaves child-welfare nonprofit after brief tenure- Read More

State to finally send out unemployment aid – Read More

Arizona state senator, family test positive for COVID-19 – Read More

Candidates head to court to defend petition challenges- Read More

Governor’s Office: State to mirror Trump’s plan, not ready to reopen- Read More

Unemployment skyrockets- Read More

Biden wins Arizona Democratic primary in coronavirus shadow – Read More

Virus impact spreads to elections, campaigning- Read More

Community colleges to stay with only 2-year degrees- Read More

Tax cut still in play as COVID-19 affects economy, Ducey says – Read More

Court finds fed law supersedes Arizona ‘balance billing’ law- Read more

Court upholds Ducey’s decision on U.S. Senate election – Read More

Group starts campaign to put school voucher restrictions on ballot- Read More

Republicans press to remove oversight of voucher program away from education agency- Read More

4 GOP lawmakers align with Democrats to kill tax cuts for veterans- Read More

Bill limits use of unmarked cars for traffic enforcement- Read More

Democrats fire first salvo in redistricting battle- Read More

Ducey, legislative leaders cave to pressure on ‘sanctuary city’ bill- Read More

GOP lawmaker proposes legislation to allow ‘dreamers’ in-state tuition- Read More

Chairman tosses objectors to ‘sanctuary city’ referral from hearing- Read More

GOP legislator wants out-of-state political contributions outlawed- Read More

Ducey asks 9th Circuit to void court decision on land trust- Read More

Parents in voucher program hold onto funds, amass large sums- Read More

Education Department blunder puts ESA parent names in hands of group that opposes expansion of voucher program- Read More

Arizona Public Service vows all clean power by 2050- Read More

Love letters from lawmaker to lobbyist raise ethical questions- Read More

Tough opioids bill draws skepticism from lawmakers- Read More

Vets, deregulation, corrections, education top Ducey’s 2020 priorities- Read More

Bill would allow Arizona college athletes to earn endorsement money- Read More

Lawmakers push for more protections for firefighters with cancer – Read More

Attorney General says Phoenix wrong over Sky Harbor fee hike- Read More

Shope to carry Sanctuary City bill at Ducey’s behest – Read More

Bill bans sex ed in elementary, middle schools- Read More

Attorney General files suit against vaping companies-Read More

Judge lets Arizona law on initiative petitions to stand- Read More

Lawmaker seeks community service option for traffic tickets – Read More

Navajo Nation threatens AG with lawsuit over elections procedures-Read More

Dem bill adds autism to list of medical marijuana illnesses- Read More

Petersen’s attorney lobs ethics claim at County Attorney as he prepares for hearing on suspension- Read More

Petersen’s suspension in limbo after appeals hearing- Read More

Migrant apprehensions rise for the third month straight at the Tucson border- Read More

Ducey hints slow-down at ports of entry temporary – Read More

GOP lawmaker proposes slew of regulations on medical marijuana-Read More

Progressives argue ALEC violates Open Meeting Law in lawsuit- Read More
Electric-car maker breaks ground in Casa Grande as competition grows- Read More
2nd group launches bid to legalize recreational pot- Read More
Dems present proposal to repeal 2016 law on short-term, vacation rentals- Read More
First day of bill filing brings out early birds with ERA, title lending, short-term rentals- Read More
Legislators aim to reassert authority with early budget – Read More
Ducey Urges Arizonans to Heed Travel Advisories to Mexico- Read More
Medical Marijuana Cards To Become Digital Next Month- Read more
Court rules out-of-state students not entitled to refunds- Read more
Democrats Sue Over Order of Candidates’ Names On Ballots- click here. 

GOP lawmaker looking for way to remove indicted elected officials- Read more

Thorpe drops senate bid for run for county supervisor – Read more
Health centers sue AZ Medicaid program for unpaid services- Read more
Ducey won’t commit to more funds for school voucher program- Read more
Ousted lawmaker takes case to 9th Circuit- Read more
Arizona quietly suspends Medicaid work requirement- Read more
Unemployment rate dips slightly along with increase in jobs- Read more
Ducey says fix needed to address rare situations like Petersen’s- Read more
Republic employees vote to unionize-Reporters, photographers and non-management staffers at Arizona’s largest newspaper voted today to form a union. Read more
JLBC: State has an abundance of cash- State government is likely to have lots of extra money to spend in future years – if the national economy doesn’t collapse. Read more
Legislators order state audit into how efficiently Hoffman uses ESA oversight funding- Read More
Arizona GOP fundraising drops significantly under Ward- The Arizona Democratic Party is out raising the state GOP by a lot. New campaign finance reports show the Arizona Republican Party collected just $81,320 in the three months ending Sept. 30. By contrast Democrats raked in $347,841. And this isn’t just a one-time problem. Read more
State audit blasts regents over property leases- The Arizona Board of Regents is leasing out property for commercial use without proper oversight and with only limited transparency, creating a “risk of inappropriate use of public resources” according to a new audit. Read More
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear case on Arizona rental-car tax Pima and Maricopa counties are going to get to keep tapping tourists to pay for their sports facilities. Click here
Yee backs $5B federal tax credit for school choice Arizona has long been at the forefront of the school voucher and school choice movement, but State Treasurer Kimberly Yee told a Washington audience October 1 that more needs to be done. Click here
GOP lawmaker seeks AG opinion on smoking, vaping age regulation A key House Republican leader is trying to get Attorney General Mark Brnovich to curb efforts by some cities and towns to raise the age of smoking and vaping to 21. click here
Ducey on Climate Change: We Can Have ‘Growing Economy,’ ‘Improving Environment’
Gov. Doug Ducey has finally come around to what a majority of Arizonans believe: human activity is affecting the climate. To read more, click here.
Departing Corrections Boss Calls for Pay Increase to Address Prison Crisis
In his parting words before retirement, the director of Arizona’s prisons gave a dire warning to the governor about the crisis felt at prisons across the state. To read more, click here.
Task Force to Focus on Preventing Sexual Abuse
Advocates and lawmakers who won a hard-fought legislative victory for survivors of sexual abuse this spring are shifting their focus to preventing future cases of abuse. To read more, click here.
Arizona Joins 11 States in Challenge to DACA
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is siding with President Trump in his efforts to dissolve the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. To read more, click here.
Election Officials, Advocates Push to Use College IDs for Voting
As Katie Hobbs prepared to take over as Arizona’s newly elected secretary of state, one question was repeatedly asked: Can a student ID be used to vote? The short, easy answer was “no.” But the longer, more complicated answer is “yes, but if.” To read more, click here.
Senate Democratic Staff Gets Large Raises
The Senate handed every Democratic policy staffer a raise of at least $10,000 at the end of August, a month after a federal jury awarded $1 million to a former Democratic policy adviser who argued she was underpaid. To read more, click here.
Ducey Appoints Montgomery to High Court
Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Bill Montgomery to the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon, making the controversial Maricopa County attorney Ducey’s fifth selection to the state’s highest court. To read more, click here.
Governor , Phoenix Mayor Urge Getting Federally Approved ID
Gov. Doug Ducey says he already has his. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego admits she does not. What we’re talking about is an enhanced Arizona driver’s license, one that will allow people to board aircraft after October 1, 2020. To read more, click here.
Court Allows Minor League Players to Sue for Minimum Wage Violations
A federal appeals court has given a key victory to players on minor league baseball teams the right to sue to be paid the minimum wage while they’re in spring training in Arizona. To read more, click here.
APS Chief to Step Down in November
The head of the state’s largest electric company is stepping down, but not before utility regulators get a chance to grill him next month on company practices and policies. To read more, click here.
Partnership Allows People to Drink A Beer to Save A Deer
It’s officially called “Cheers to Arizona Wildlife.” But a new program to raise money for the state Game and Fish Department might better be labeled, “Drink a Beer, Save a Deer.” To read more, click here
Senator Eddie Farnsworth to Retire
Arizona Senate President Pro Tempore Eddie Farnsworth, the influential Republican leader who’s held an iron grip over criminal justice legislation for the better part of two decades, will not seek re-election. To read more, click here.
Republican Lawmaker Proposes Tax Holiday for School Supplies
Saying it will help parents, a Scottsdale lawmaker is proposing a sales tax holiday of sorts every summer to give parents a break on school supplies. To read more, click here.
Recreational Marijuana Initiative Written From Lessons Learned
Nearly three years after a narrow defeat at the polls, a new attempt to legalize recreational marijuana is underway. To read more, click here.
Fired Senate Staffer Who Won $1 Million Verdict Wants Job Back
The former Democratic staffer who won a $1 million discrimination verdict against the Arizona Senate in July wants her job back, but she questioned in court Wednesday whether it will be a welcoming work environment. To read more, click here.
Ducey Parts Ways with Trump on Proposed “Green Card” Policy
Governor Doug Ducey took a slap Tuesday at the new Trump administration policy that seeks to deny “green cards” to those at the bottom of the economic ladder. To read more, click here.