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New Corporation Commissioner Tobin will take to the road

New Corporation Commissioner Tobin will take to the road

If you’re not sure what the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is or does, don’t feel bad; you’re in good company. I’ve traveled all across this state as a former speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives and as the director of the departments of Weights and Measures, Insurance, and Financial Institutions.

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Closing Guantanamo just makes sense

Closing Guantanamo just makes sense

The Guantanamo detention facility costs $450,000,000 a year to operate. If we close Guantanamo and bring those few detainees stateside to a maximum security facility, we can probably save around $85 million a year.

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It’s time for Arizona to update its alcohol laws

It’s time for Arizona to update its alcohol laws

The craft beer, farm wine, and small-batch spirit industries are creating some of the most exciting businesses in Arizona. Yet the laws that govern alcohol distribution in this state, many enacted following Prohibition nearly a century ago, often look like arbitrary mishmash.

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‘Free the Grapes’ bill will expand Arizona’s wine industry

‘Free the Grapes’ bill will expand Arizona’s wine industry

Developing local economic opportunity was important to me as mayor of Phoenix. It still is. Arizona is fortunate to have a governor like Doug Ducey who is committed to making Arizona succeed in the new global economy. Like ordering a car service from an app on your phone like Uber, allowing adults to order wine online or over the phone to be shipped to their home or office will send a message that Arizona is ready to compete.

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