The Issues

EPA’s New Clean-Water Rules Hit Arizona Hard

by on January 28, 2020 0

Clean-water rules unveiled Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency could remove the vast majority of Arizona’s waterways from federal oversight, a change that environmentalists call bad news in a region where water is “super precious.” But Trump administration officials hailed the “common sense” changes to the Clean Water Act that they say will no...

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Governor Ducey Releases Executive Budget

by on January 22, 2020 0

Last week, Governor Doug Ducey released his fiscally responsible, balanced budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The budget continues to make targeted, sustainable investments in the things that matter such as teacher pay raises, school safety, roads and bridges, rural jobs and technology and public safety, while returning dollars to taxpayers and saving more...

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New APS Chief Exec Claims Company Will Not Spend Money To Influence Elections

by on January 22, 2020 0

The new chief executive of Arizona Public Service said Tuesday the state’s largest electric company will not spend money to influence elections for the company’s regulators on the Corporation Commission. Jeff Guldner, CEO of APS and its parent company Pinnacle West Capital Corp., made the commitment following growing scrutiny of the company’s millions in...

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Arizona Secretary of State’s Office Launches Voter Information Website

by on December 6, 2019 0

There’s a new way for Arizonans to keep track of their registration and find other election-related information. The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office announced that it has launched the Arizona Voter Information Portal. “We updated our statewide voter registration system to increase security and efficiency for counties across the state,” Secretary of State Katie...

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Mayor Gallego Pursuing Opportunity For Phoenix To Host Democratic Presidential Debate

by on October 30, 2019 0

Mayor Kate Gallego has been pushing to get a Democratic presidential debate scheduled in Phoenix. Gallego said she has had positive conversations with the Democratic National Committee and been in touch with Chairman Tom Perez. “They told us they’ve not made any final decisions but that they’re looking very hard at Arizona,” she said....

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