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Officials pan Trump plan to pressure Mexico

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President Barack Obama appeared to speak for much of official Washington when asked about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to freeze remittances in an effort to pressure the Mexican government to put billions toward a border fence. “Good luck with that,” Obama said Tuesday, noting the difficulty of tracking money transfers from millions of… Read More →

Trump draws thousands to otherwise calm Fountain Hills

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The normally quiet town of Fountain Hills got a change of pace Saturday morning during a campaign stop by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at Fountain Park. As expected, the Republican frontrunner focused on illegal immigration into the United States, including building a physical wall across the U.S.-Mexico border. The lake-and-fountain background proved a luxurious… Read More →

Spring cleaning time for confusing campaign laws

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If you’ve read the news lately about the state of our politics, you’ve been inundated with stories of the corrupting forces of political speech and the so-called “threat” it poses to our democracy. You’ve heard less, however, about why efforts that claim to be designed to increase transparency in political debates are actually designed to… Read More →

Obama and Cox partner to bridge digital divide

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President Barack Obama unveiled ConnectALL, an initiative to help Americans from across the country, at every income level, get online and have the tools to take full advantage of the Internet.  As part of the Wednesday announcement, Cox Communications was recognized for new investments it is making in Connect2Compete, its discounted Internet service program for low-income K-12 families.… Read More →

Stanton calls for leaders to close tech-gender gap

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To celebrate and expand the social, economic and political achievements of women, Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Tuesday, March 8, International Women’s Day in Phoenix. Stanton’s proclamation is a springboard for discussion and action among local leaders who want to help close the gender gap – especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields. International Women’s… Read More →

What Arizona employers need to know for elections

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With Arizona’s March 22 presidential primaries quickly approaching, employers should remember a few key points regarding employees’ voting rights: Voting Leave According to Ogletree Deakins Shareholder Tibor Nagy, Arizona law allows employees to be absent from their jobs in order to vote on election day if there are less than three consecutive hours between the opening of… Read More →

Phoenix passes nation’s strongest disability protections

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Mayor Greg Stanton and leaders in the Phoenix disability community lauded improvements to the Ground Transportation Policy for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport approved Tuesday night. The Phoenix City Council approved the new policy on a 5-4 vote, which includes the nation’s strongest requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act for ground transportation at the… Read More →

Committee passes SB 1316 to offer more loan options

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Members of Arizona’s House Ways and Means Committee last night passed legislation that offers more financial options in the marketplace. The bill, SB 1316, is sponsored by Sen. John Kavanagh (District 23) to give consumers more access to credit through legal and regulated loans. “Well-meaning Arizonans deserve to have a safe, legal and compassionate financial… Read More →

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton endorses Prop 123

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton endorsed Prop 123, Tuesday, as a necessary first step to improving Arizona’s public education system by increasing funding by $3.5 billion over the next 10 years. The announcement was made at Irene Lopez School of the Roosevelt School District and included Sharon Harper, the chairman of the Let’s Vote Yes for… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber supports Proposition 123

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is supporting the passage of Proposition 123 to continue moving the state’s educational system on an upward trajectory. The proposition, which is the result of a compromise between education groups and state leaders, settles a long-running lawsuit against the state. Settling this lawsuit allows the education community to focus on what’s… Read More →

Stanton calls for body cameras for Phoenix police

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In a letter to City Manager Ed Zuercher, Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwoman Thelda Williams call for body cameras on all Phoenix Police Officers. Here is the letter in full: Phoenix is fortunate to have one of the very best police departments in the nation. Our officers serve the community each and every day, working… Read More →

Presidential Preference Election deadline in Feb. 22

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Arizona voters have an opportunity to vote in our state’s Presidential Preference Election on March 22. This election will help determine who will be chosen as the presidential nominees by party delegates at their national political conventions this summer. As an Arizona voter, this is your official chance to influence the presidential selection process before… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber announces legislative priorities

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 priorities will focus on restoration of funding for Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs), campaign finance reform, pension reform for public safety and a balanced state budget. Serving as a unified voice for its 2,500 member businesses at each level of government, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s public affairs… Read More →

Ballard Spahr launches political law group

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Ballard Spahr formed a dedicated Political and Election Law Group to help individuals, organizations, and government officials navigate the increasingly complex regulatory environment governing political activity. The team of more than 15 lawyers will advise clients on issues such as campaign finance, redistricting, access, lobbying and electoral strategy, PAC formation and regulatory compliance. Litigators in… Read More →