Print Page   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In
News & Press: Press Releases

ASBA Releases Legislative Agenda for 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rhette Baughman
Share |
ASBA AdvocacyThe Arizona Small Business Association's (ASBA) 2013 Legislative Agenda outlines the top issues Arizona's largest trade association will advocate for during this year's legislative session. The issues of Taxation, Regulation, Economic Development, Healthcare and Education remain the top five issues that the small-business focused association views as the most important to Arizona small businesses. As a statewide organization with business members in all 15 counties and all 30 legislative districts, ASBA will continue to focus and concentrate its efforts at the state level.

Jerry Bustamante"We believe that what is good for Arizona small businesses is good for Arizona," said Jerry Bustamante, Sr. VP, Public Policy and Southern Arizona. "Our goal is to continue to improve the business climate in Arizona where entrepreneurs can take risks and invest in their business with confidence, while creating much needed jobs." ASBA expects the simplification of Arizona's complex transaction privilege tax (TPT, commonly known as Arizona's sales tax) to be among the most important issues from which Arizona businesses can benefit. Education funding and restoring Medicaid funding are also expected to be big issues during this year's legislative session. In addition to publishing an annual legislative agenda, ASBA also publishes a legislative summary at the end of each session with a scorecard on how members of the legislature voted in regards to ASBA's priority bills.

Visit ASBA's 2013 Legislative Agenda. For a more in-depth overview of what small businesses can expect in 2013, attend the 2013 Small Business Outlook on January 17, 2013. Visit for registration and details.

Learn more about ASBA at or call 602.306.4000 or 520.327.0222.

About ASBA -The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is the largest trade association in the state representing 11,000+ member businesses, and over ½ million employees in all 15 counties. ASBA members enjoy access to significant group discounts, countless opportunities to do business with each other, a wide array of insurance products, and active advocacy efforts on public policy issues to protect their businesses. Discover more at or by calling 602.306.4000 or 520.327.0222. Join ASBA. Be amAZed®


Media Contact:
Jerry Bustamante, Sr. VP, Public Policy
Arizona Small Business Association

Don’t offer a 401K? No problem.


Introducing Guaranteed Retirement Income from NationwideSM
This new way to save for retirement gives your employees guaranteed retirement income every month for life, for as little as $10 a month.


Save up to 25% off regular rates.

Constant Contact

Save up to 25% off regular rates as an ASBA member. No obligation 60 day trial with one-on-one coaching and support to help get you started!


Think BIG, with UPS.


Whether your business is high tech or handmade, our expert-designed products and services can make your small business run more efficiently. Our solutions were created with the specific needs of small businesses in mind.



Experience ASBA


Date: Held monthly
Time: Click for times based on location
Location: Phoenix or Tucson


ASBA Speed Networking


Date: Held monthly
Time: Click for times based on location
Location: Phoenix or Tucson

Affordable Dental Plans for ASBA Members

Delta Dental

Your smile deserves Delta Dental, the nation’s leading dental benefits provider. With the largest network of dentists, personalized service & special pricing for ASBA members, we make it easy to keep your smile healthy.


Have questions on small business and health insurance?

Health Insurance

Get the latest on individual, sole proprietor, or group plans related to small business. We can help you find the right plan for you, and your employees. Click to learn more!


Small is the New Black


What's trending for 2017? Small Business! This year, resolve to support our local economy by "Thinking Small" at least one time each week! Need help finding a small biz? Visit! #ThinkSmallBiz


Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal