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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

Enterprise Bank

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

Quality Education and Jobs Initiative

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

college admission rates

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

Phoenix Election Day - Propositions 1 & 2
by in AZ Business Magazine | Politics

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

Arizona Senate

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

Politics

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 →

Ballard Spahr event features 2 former governors

BORDER GOVERNORS

Ballard Spahr is hosting a Government Relations Roadshow featuring former Arizona Governor Janice. K. Brewer and former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell to discuss campaign finance disclosure, the upcoming presidential election and evolving laws that govern political activity. The first stop on the roadshow, A Meeting at the Corner of Law & Politics, will be… Read More →

Mayor Greg Stanton reveals separation from wife

divorce

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and his wife Nicole Stanton, managing partner of Quarles and Brady’s Phoenix office,  have separated after 10 years of marriage. The two-term mayor made the announcement via a Facebook posting that said, “This is an amicable decision.” The Stantons released the following statement this morning: “After 10 years of marriage that brought us tremendous joy… Read More →

Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools raises $1.75M

Enterprise Bank

The campaign behind Proposition 123 raised $1.75 million dollars for the May 17 special election referendum. “Our totals now show the level of commitment and concern our contributors have for public education,” said Sharon Harper, who is chairing the campaign. “Prop 123 is a rare, win-win measure that helps our schools keep talented teachers and… Read More →

Cybersecurity causes concerns about privacy

cyberbullying

The internet has made us more connected than at any time in history. But with that connection comes and increased need to secure cyberspace to protect our way of life, experts insist. Cyber attackers and criminals exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and the number of cyber attacks against United States companies continues to… Read More →

Arizona business experts praise federal budget deal

Economic Development , 8 honored

At 2009 pages, the political world has a lot to say today on the federal budget deal posted online in the wee hours of the morning, and one provision in particular has Arizona small-business owners hoping Congress seals the deal on Friday and President Obama signs it. The part of the bipartisan agreement making up… Read More →

Gilbert mayor will lead East Valley Partnership

John Lewis

After conducting a thorough search over the last four months that drew candidates from across the country, East Valley Partnership has named Gilbert Mayor John Lewis President and CEO. Lewis succeeds Roc Arnett, who served as President and CEO of East Valley Partnership for the past 13 years. Formed in 1982, East Valley Partnership is… Read More →