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Net metering and the Arizona Corporation Commission

Net metering and the Arizona Corporation Commission

I believe many of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s recent decisions to this date surrounding net metering have done more harm than good to our local economy, to businesses like mine, and especially to low-income and middle-class families throughout the state (who would benefit the most from rooftop solar).

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New health center grants to provide care for more than 42,000 Arizonans

New health center grants to provide care for more than 42,000 Arizonans

Sometimes the greatest innovations in health care happen right in our own communities. Fifty years ago, one of those innovations took root in two clinics – one in the Mississippi Delta and one in South Boston, Massachusetts. These clinics, started as demonstration projects of the Health Center Program, offered high quality primary care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Tough talk doesn’t solve immigration problems

Tough talk doesn’t solve immigration problems

Five years have passed since Arizona passed its controversial anti-immigration law, SB 1070. It’s been three years since the law was ruled largely unconstitutional by a divided Supreme Court in Arizona v. United States. With the 2016 presidential race ramping up, immigration policy and its impact on national security is again center stage.

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The perils of political speech and advocacy

The perils of political speech and advocacy

A troubling and dangerous narrative has developed with regard to organizations like the Arizona Free Enterprise Club that engage in the full contact sport of politics and political advocacy. That narrative is that we should either shut up or be singled out.

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Code Red for Arizona’s public schools

Code Red for Arizona’s public schools

If K-12 education funding in Arizona were a patient brought into the trauma center, it would be a “code red” situation. K-12 education funding in Arizona is in dire straits. Arizona public school budgets have suffered deep cuts, so deep that teacher vacancies can’t be filled because both new and experienced education professionals choose not to work in Arizona.

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