Politics Archives

Most Influential Women: Jenn Daniels, Town of Gilbert

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017 in the July issues of the magazines. Azbigmedia.com will be profiling each of theMost Influential Women in Arizona in the coming weeks. The Most Influential Women in Arizona will be honored at a reception from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on… Read More →

Study: Arizonans’ deductibles will skyrocket under GOP health plan

In Arizona, 106,189 consumers who get their health insurance through the state’s marketplace would see their deductibles rise by 407 percent under the Republican Senate bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study of the GOP health plan released today by Families USA. For the average marketplace consumer in Arizona, that would… Read More →

Most Influential Women: Monica Antone, Gila River Indian Community

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017 in the July issues of the magazines. Azbigmedia.com will be profiling each of theMost Influential Women in Arizona in the coming weeks. The Most Influential Women in Arizona will be honored at a reception from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on… Read More →

Meet the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017

The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2017 show things are actually getting better for female leaders in the business world. Consider this: A study by Talentful, recruitment experts, compared some of the world’s most powerful male and female CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies to see how gender roles are gradually improving within the… Read More →

CBP: Border wall will mix tech, patrols and ‘natural barriers’

President Donald Trump’s promised border wall along the Mexican border will be more like a “border wall system” of walls, fencing, technology, law enforcement, patrol roads – and 130 miles with nothing but “natural barriers,” a border official said Tuesday. Acting Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello’s comments come as his agency is… Read More →

How the proposed American Health Care Act could impact Arizona children

The impact of the Medicaid cuts proposed in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) have taken a backseat to political discourse surrounding pre-existing conditions and insurance subsidies. The American Health Care Act gained speedy passage in the House of Representatives and is now under deliberation in the Senate. While dialogue the past few months has… Read More →

Phoenix approves historic Colorado River conservation agreement

Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an agreement with tribal, state, federal and philanthropic leaders to help protect the Colorado River and preserve water levels in Lake Mead.  The agreement with State of Arizona, the Gila River Indian Community, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Walton Family Foundation will save… Read More →

Reality TV vs. reality—America is watching President Trump

Reality TV has become very popular. Apparently we enjoy watching people be voted off the island, search for love and get fired on national television. Included in this group is President Trump, who was the host of “The Apprentice” for a number of years. However, since the January inauguration, President Trump is now faced with… Read More →

Small business owners give Trump an ‘F’ on healthcare

President Trump’s first 100 days have come and gone, and small business owners have spoken.  According to a just-released survey commissioned by Fit Small Business, which targeted over 1,000 small business owners, more than half think President Trump should be canned.  Even more telling – ‘Trumpcare’ is extremely unpopular among small business owners: Only 13% support the current healthcare… Read More →

Valley Metro chief: Federal cuts threaten light rail, trolley projects

Valley Metro Light Rail

Transportation Department budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration could threaten Valley rail projects in which the federal government has already invested $75 million, the head of Valley Metro said Wednesday. CEO Scott Smith joined other public transit officials who said the proposed cuts could also hobble the economic development that often accompanies investments in… Read More →

Stanton: Phoenix is writing greatest chapter in its history

Water conservation

Mayor Greg Stanton today said Phoenix is “writing the greatest chapter” in the city’s history through its pivot toward an innovation economy, turnaround on sustainability, improved trade relations with Mexico and transformative investments in transit. At his sixth State of the City address, Stanton reported that the city’s investment in a more innovative economy is… Read More →

Opponents file suit to block border wall on environmental grounds

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds Wednesday, going to court to force the administration to follow environmental protection laws before starting construction. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson charges that the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs… Read More →

CBO: 24 million could lose insurance under Obamacare replacement

obamacare replacement

Arizona Democrats lambasted the GOP-proposed healthcare plan Monday after a Congressional Budget Office report said the plan would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over 10 years, while leaving as many as 24 million more Americans uninsured. “Congress should be focused on finding real solutions that protect access to coverage, not playing partisan politics… Read More →

Flake likely to face challenges from all sides, vows to be ready

Arizona lawmakers

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, begins the 2018 election cycle with $580,000 in the bank, a history of disagreeing with President Donald Trump – and a target on his back. With almost two years until midterm elections, experts say Flake can expect serious opposition in his re-election bid from Republican and Democratic challengers alike. Despite the… Read More →