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7 percent increase needed for developmentally disabled program

7 percent increase needed for developmentally disabled program

Through a privatized system of contractors, Arizona cares for about 35,000 individuals with severe developmental disabilities deemed by the state to be “at risk of institutionalization.” Instead, these individuals can receive services provided by direct service professionals employed by community providers, in their homes, other residential settings, day programs and work programs. These caregivers support people in a wide range of roles – skill training, companionship, assistance with medication and food, and personal care.

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Demand-based rate strategy makes sense

Demand-based rate strategy makes sense

Media coverage of the electricity rate case filed by UniSource Energy Services (UES) has promoted dire predictions from California-based rooftop solar leasing companies that oppose the proposal. We encourage every utility customer to consider the facts of the UES case.

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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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