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Was there marijuana in that ice cream? Pot industry woos Arizona lawmakers in Denver

Posted by   /  July 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Nineteen of Arizona’s state lawmakers traveled to Denver for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council, largely underwritten by corporate interests. For the first time the National Cannabis Industry Association was among the interests attending the gathering, where politicos and corporations mingle and talk policy. Following a […]

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Clean Elections allows candidates to assign campaign funds for ‘vague’ purposes

Posted by   /  July 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission instituted new rules Thursday that will allow candidates, who participate in the Clean Elections funding program to funnel money to political parties and political consultants. The rule allows Clean Elections candidates, who receive and spend public money, to make payments to political parties for “vague items,” according to House […]

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Brnovich threatens regents with suit over ‘dreamer’ policy

Posted by   /  July 22, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times With the threat of a lawsuit looming, Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants members of the Board of Regents to explain why they think they can let “dreamers” pay the same tuition as other Arizona residents. In a letter obtained by Capitol Media Services, Michael […]

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Arizona official: EPA rule puts ‘extraordinarily high’ burden on mines

Posted by   /  July 22, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Bret Parke, deputy director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, told a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing on hardrock mining that proposed EPA rules on financial reserves for site cleanups would put an “extraordinarily high” burden on mining companies. /Photo by Ben Moffat/Cronkite News BY: CRONKITE NEWS JULY 22, 2017 By Ben Moffat WASHINGTON […]

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1.4 million weigh in on administration’s review of national monuments

Posted by   /  July 22, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah is one of the most-recently designated monuments under the Antiquities Act, and a focal point of fights over use of the act, which critics claim is a federal overreach that has been abused by recent presidents. /Photo by Josh Ewing/Bears Ears Coalition By Ben Moffat | Cronkite […]

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Gaming a go in Glendale, feds approve gaming compact

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Federal officials have removed the last legal barrier to full-blown casino gambling on the edge of Glendale. The U.S. Department of Interior this past week approved the changes in the gaming compact between the Tohono O’odham Nation and the state. That new agreement formally […]

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Government agendas for week of July 24-28, 2017

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities and Towns 7-27 City of Phoenix Zoning Adjustment Hearing 7-25 City of Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission 7-24 City of Eloy Council Meeting 7-24 City of Maricopa Planning and Zoning Commission 7-26 City of Page Council Meeting 7-26 City of Page Special Council Meeting 7-25 City of Paradise Valley Planning Commission 7-25 City […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Possible New Jobs for Sean Spicer

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

10. Professor of Statistics, specializing in crowd counting 9. Representing O.J. Simpson on his release from prison 8. General Manager, Philadelphia Phillies (32 wins 61 losses) 7. Director of Arizona Campaign to Legalize Haboobs 6. Cruise Director, “Retracing the Journey of the Titanic” 5. Curator, Political Wax Museum 4. Author: “Sean with the Wind” 3. […]

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Coalition forms to support Pinal road plan, excise tax

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral A coalition of government officials, business leaders and residents is urging voters to approve two separate propositions that would fund major transportation projects in Pinal County. Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county […]

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Eloy considers savings on groundwater designation

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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By Tanner Clinch | The Eloy Enterprise ELOY — With water issues becoming prominent in a few recent Eloy City Council decisions, members took the time to get educated on some of the legal ins and outs of water issues in Arizona at a Monday work session. Most recently, council members got rid of many […]

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