News Update for February 11, 2013
Since the 2015 Annual Conference will be in Tucson, we are coming to Northern Arizona for a spring luncheon.
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in Flagstaff, AZ at the Drury Inn in the O’Leary Room.
Amanda Gray will present a Legislative Update. Heather Ainardi from the Flagstaff Visitors Bureau will present an update on Flagstaff activities, business and goings on.
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
Lobbyists Janna Day and Ryan O’Daniel will present a Legislative Update. Margaret Ghalayini from Western Refining will present a RINS Primer.
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 20, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
Lobbyist Mike Williams will present a Legislative Introduction. Brian Cook from Horizon Insurance will present on Fleet Cost Containment Strategies.
Industry News for March 27, 2015
NACS News: American Fuel Consumption Lowest in a Generation; CDC Includes E-Cigarettes in New Anti-Smoking Ads; Between the Margins; A Step Closer to Meaningful Data Breach Legislation; Fresh & Easy Shifting to C-Store Model; Ricker’s Expands Electric Car Charging; Time for a Company Culture ‘Cleanse’?; New PR Toolkit Assists NACS Members with Local Media Coverage
Industry News for March 20, 2015
NACS News: How Fed Policy on Swipe Fees Quashes Market Forces; House Passes Resolution to Stop NLRP Ambush Election Rule; Closing the Consumer Service Gap; How to Define Your Community Impact; NACS Submits Testimony to House on Proposed Data Breach Legislation
Other News: Setting the Facts Straight on Refiners’ Ability to Handle Domestic Crude Oil (from AFPM blog); AFPM Letter to Secretary Foxx on Rail Safety (from AFPM blog)
Industry News for March 13, 2015
Arizona Budget Passed and Signed
Lawmakers worked through the night last Friday and into the morning Saturday to pass the budget. Critics decry the nearly $100M in cuts to state universities and the complete end of state funding for Pima and Maricopa community colleges. But Governor Ducey calls the budget, which he signed it on Thursday, “fiscally responsible.” It closes a $1.5B shortfall during the current and upcoming fiscal year. It remains to be seen how lawmakers will handle the currently pending K-12 funding lawsuit.
Read more: Ducey Signs Historically Lean $9.1B Arizona Budget (from azcentral.com); Ducey Signs $9.1B Arizona Budget Plan that Cuts Spending (from azcapitoltimes.com – subscription required)
NACS News: Oregon to Begin Testing Mileage-Based Driver Tax; Retailers Still Behind on PCI Compliance; FDA Provides Updated Guidance on Menu-Labeling Rule; European Parliament Votes to Cap Interchange Fees; Top Regions for Electric Cars; Colorado’s Pioneering Swipe Fee Legislation Defeated; Apple Pay Hit with Fraud; Signs of Spring
Other News: Chamber of Commerce Executives Press Congress on Transportation Bill (from ttnews.com); End the Ethanol Rip-Off (op-ed from nytimes.com); Fact vs. Fiction Bakken Crude Volatility and the WSJ (from AFPM Blog)
On Tuesday, March 17, APMA members gathered for another great line up of presenters and a delicious luncheon at the Phoenix Country Club. Kathy Boyle from ADOT Communications spoke about HURF and the future of transportation in the state; Karl Goldsmith from ADOT Enforcement and Compliance discussed the Red Diesel is not Street Diesel outreach campaign; Brock Barnhart from ADOT Communications discussed the plans for the South Mountain freeway expansion. Michael Gillespie joined the group from AAA Arizona to speak on driving safety.
Major Progress on UST Legislation