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Thousands of burdensome regulations slashed

Since 2015, more than 3,300 state agency rules have been improved or eliminated, reducing the red tape needed to do business, live or recreate in Arizona.

Agency rules govern everything from the way that professionals get licensed to practice in Arizona to where people can go camping in state parks. Unnecessary red tape can be a barrier to...

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Innovations clarify which state waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act

The flow and regulation of water in the arid Southwest is unique. The complexities of whether the state of Arizona or the federal government has jurisdiction over waterways—both continually flowing and not—impact recreation, agriculture, industrial use and drinking water all over Arizona.

So when 1,400 water bodies needed to be reevaluated in...

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Task Force

What the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act means for Arizona

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed into law in November 2021 and is the largest investment in infrastructure in generations. Through the IIJA, Arizona is receiving $30 million in guaranteed funding for broadband and oil and gas, but hundreds of billions more...

What is the Arizona Management System

What is the Arizona Management System?

Based on the principles of Lean management, the Arizona Management System is an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government so that every employee, at every level and with discipline, reflects daily on how they did, finds the waste and decides how to do better going forward with sustainable progress. AMS is more than...