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Ducey administration says Senate health care bill would put state between a rock and a hard place

Posted by   /  June 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Senate proposal is only marginally better than the one approved by the House By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The new Senate health care plan would cost Arizona at least $2.9 billion between next year and 2026 — and perhaps as much as $7.1 billion — according to a new […]

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[OPINION] With Supreme Court’s abandonment, it’s time for states to protect property rights; Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose supports institute’s position

Posted by   /  June 24, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Goldwater Institute (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) rivate property is a critical ingredient in freedom. That’s why the U.S. Constitution refers to it more than any other right—it protecting our “homes” and “things,” and forbids government from taking our property away without paying just compensation. Unfortunately, in a 5-3 opinion […]

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Biggs wants special counsel bounced from investigation for coziness with Comey

Posted by   /  June 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Independent On Friday, Freedom Caucus member Congressman Andy Biggs called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from the Department of Justice investigation. Biggs joins fellow Freedom caucus member Rep. Louie Gohmert, who said earlier this month that Mueller’s “cozy relationship” with former FBI director James Comey should force his recusal. “Special […]

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Government agendas for week of June 26-30, 2017

Posted by   /  June 23, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities and Towns 6-28 City of Phoenix Formal Council Meeting 6-29 City of Phoenix Zoning Adjustment Hearing 6-27 City of Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission 6-27 City of Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission – Agenda not available 6-26 City of Casa Grande Council Special Meeting 6-26 City of Coolidge Council Special Meeting 6-26 City […]

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County prepares odor complaint against Johnson Utilities

Posted by   /  June 23, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral Most of the Board of Supervisors this week supported softening a motion to file a complaint against Johnson Utilities relating to air quality violations, but one stood his ground against the amended action. Rather than filing a complaint in the Pinal County Superior Court sooner, a 4-1 vote altered the […]

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Glendale has new downtown revitalization tool

Posted by   /  June 23, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Cecilia Chan | Independent Newsmedia Glendale has officially created the Centerline Entertainment District downtown, which should help the city jump-start the economy there. Giving the area along Glendale Avenue from 61st to 43rd avenues this designation, means businesses such as bars and liquor stores could set up shop next to a church and school, […]

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Regents, lawmakers, look to mend fences after chairman’s resignation

Posted by   /  June 23, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Regents and lawmakers alike expect the June 18 resignation of the Arizona Board of Regents’ chairman can heal any lingering wounds between them, though Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, who is at the center of the controversy, said the resignation changes nothing. Greg Patterson, who secretly recorded a […]

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Arizona reaction to Senate health bill ranges from lukewarm to hostile

Posted by   /  June 23, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Brianna Stearns | Cronkite News he Senate Republican plan to replace Obamacare was quickly attacked by Democrats and kept at arm’s length by Arizona’s Republican senators, who seemed less than eager to comment on a bill few had seen before its release Thursday. The 142-page “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” would cut deeply into […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 22, 2017: California produced so much solar power it paid Arizona to take excess electricity.

Posted by   /  June 22, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there’s so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it New Mexico: Scrutiny intensifies over safety at Los Alamos National Laboratory Colorado: EPA prepares to slowly dam toxic mine waste leaking from Red and Bonita Mine at 300 gallons per minute Utah Legislature may make adjustments […]

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Regents adopt special tuition rate for ‘dreamers’ ahead of court ruling

Posted by   /  June 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A little-known policy of the Board of Regents could blunt the financial effect of a new court ruling denying dreamers in-state tuition. The policy says anyone who is a graduate of an Arizona high school but does not otherwise meet the definition of “residency” can […]

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