Christian Britschgi is the Arizona Reporter for Watchdog.org. He began his reporting career in college, writing stories for The College Fix and The Lens. After graduating from Portland State University, he interned at Reason Magazine's D.C. Office, where he wrote extensively on everything from public transit to pop culture. He also is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Arizona undertakes sweeping reform of occupational licensing laws

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Arizona, Issues, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

This past week saw two major reforms for Arizona’s occupational licensing regime, which could kick off an easing of the regulatory burden in the state.

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Lawmakers look to codify Ducey’s ban on agencies hiring lobbyists

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Arizona, Governor, Issues, News, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Arizona might soon become the 11th state in the nation to ban governmental entities from using taxpayer money to hire outside lobbyists.

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Arizona moves to reform system of tax breaks for developers

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Arizona, Crony Capitalism, Issues, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

A tax break to the developer of luxury apartments in downtown Phoenix has sparked a battle over crony capitalism in Arizona.

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Minimum wage hike threatens services for Arizona’s disabled

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Arizona, Health Care, Jobs + Growth, Labor, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

Non-profits operating on fixed reimbursement rates from the state have been hit hard by the costs of Propostion 206.

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Arizona set to liberalize craft liquor laws

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Arizona, Issues, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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An omnibus liquor bill working its way through the Arizona Legislature would loosen, lift or streamline many of the state’s craft distilling regulations.

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Will another city spend tax money to keep its sports team? Arizona Coyotes are banking on it

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Arizona, Crony Capitalism, News, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

The Coyotes have experienced years of financial turmoil, ownership changes and taxpayer bailouts.

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