The Issues

Phoenix City Council Approves Proposal Regarding Oversight of the Phoenix Police

by on February 27, 2020 0

The Phoenix City Council on Tuesday night narrowly approved Councilman Carlos Garcia’s proposal regarding new oversight for the Phoenix Police Department. The proposal passed by a 5-4 vote. Designated as Model B, Garcia’s plan creates “two new city bodies —  a Community Review Board and the Office of Accountability and Transparency — that are...

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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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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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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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