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What did you do yesterday? Larry Rains, Casa Grande City Manager

Posted by   /  September 13, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Larry Rains By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Repoter Larry Rains has early mornings and busy days with lots of meetings and community events as Casa Grande City Manager. Rains has been Casa Grande’s City Manager since 2016. He previously was deputy city manager for the Pinal County city. We caught up with Rains who […]

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[OPINION] Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich in AZCentral: Here’s the question no one is asking about APS’s secret spending

Posted by   /  September 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Don Brandt, CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., appears before the Arizona Corporation Commission in Phoenix on Sept. 4, 2019. /Pool Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic Opinion: Why did APS funnel money to support the son of a regulator when he ran for secretary of state? The Corporation Commission […]

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Paradise Valley Town Council convenes fall session Sept. 12.

Posted by   /  September 12, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Paradise Valley Town Manager Jill Keimach in action at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. / File photo / Paradise Valley Independent By Terrance Thornton | Paradise Valley Independent Paradise Valley Town Council is back in session Thursday, Sept. 12 and will convene at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive where matters large and small […]

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New program to bring public art installations to 6 Valley cities

Posted by   /  September 11, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Repoter Six Valley cities are looking for artists to produce new temporary and portable public art installation and performances. The In Flux Cycle 9 program includes Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Peoria, Glendale and Chandler as well as the Arizona Commission on the Arts. The cities have issued requests for […]

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Arizona’s House delegation splits along party lines on gun safety votes

Posted by   /  September 11, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Photo by Johnny Silvercloud / Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0 By Robin Bravender | Arizona Mirror The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday, despite unified Republican opposition.  The committee voted along party lines to approve “red flag” legislation that seeks to limit access to firearms for those deemed a risk to […]

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Arizona marijuana ballot measure will move forward with no major changes

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Cannabis, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic The backers of a measure to legalize marijuana in Arizona will make several “minor” changes following a legal review of the proposal by staff members of the state Legislature. The 16-page “Smart and Safe Arizona Act” proposal was filed with the state in early August, and the backers opted for a review […]

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A critical bill could put the NCAA to the ultimate test: paying players

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Matt Norlander | CBS Sports If just over three years from now we look up and see college athletes tweeting about their endorsement deals and making money off their talent, Sen. Nancy Skinner should be the person they thank for making such a reality.  The California state Democrat stands to be the person most […]

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[GUEST COLUMN] Scottsdale infrastructure investments important for first responders, seniors, families and kids

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.) By Damien Mendoza, President Police Officers of Scottsdale Association The Police Officers of Scottsdale Association strongly supports Questions 1, 2 and 3 on the November ballot. The 58 infrastructure and community investments before Scottsdale voters include needed resources for police officers […]

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Arizona mayors lobby for gun control during Washington visit

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Mesa’s Giles said he expects Sinema and McSally, will support universal background checks By Lindsay Walker | Cronkite News Mesa Mayor John Giles said he has spoken to friends, neighbors and strangers – including many conservatives – who he said support universal background checks on gun purchases, particularly after a string of mass shootings last […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah County puts blockchain voting to test in live audit

Posted by   /  September 9, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

Shutterstock By Jed Presgrove | govtech.com Hand holding smart phone with online voting concept on screen. Utah County, Utah, recently showcased live on Facebook how anyone can audit the authenticity of 24 municipal election votes that were cast overseas by eligible voters through the blockchain-based Voatz app. The demonstration, which can be viewed here, describes […]

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