Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to refuse service based on their own religious beliefs, rejecting a measure opponents said would allow discrimination against gays.
Companies from Apple Inc. to American Airlines Group Inc. called on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill permitting businesses to refuse service on religious grounds, a measure that opponents say is meant to allow discrimination against gays.
Arizona got snubbed by Apple Inc. in 2012 when the iPhone maker picked Texas to build a new operations hub. Scott Smith, the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, was determined to keep history from repeating itself.
Republican Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona scored a hard-fought victory against her party’s legislative leaders after winning passage of her plan to expand Medicaid to cover about 300,000 more residents.
Foxconn Technology Group, the maker of Apple Inc.’s iPhone, is in talks with U.S. states including Arizona and Colorado to build advanced manufacturing facilities as part of plans to set up factories closer to its clients.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro predicted President Barack Obama will win at least 70 percent of the Hispanic vote, describing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as “the most conservative candidate that the Latino community has ever seen.” Castro, the convention’s keynote speaker on Sept. 4, was interviewed today at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina.