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Net metering and the Arizona Corporation Commission

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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

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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

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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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Governor says DOC not to blame in prison riot (access required)

Gov. Doug Ducey discusses the Arizona Department of Corrections' culpability in prison riots that occurred in Kingman on Wednesday, August 26. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times.)

Arizona’s Department of Corrections did nothing wrong in overseeing a private prison where a riot occurred last month and a breakout left two dead in 2010, Gov. Doug Ducey said today as he announced the state is terminating its contract with company managing the prison.

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AHCCCS wins round 1 in expansion fight

In his ruling this morning upholding the Medicaid expansion, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach wrote that the 36 GOP legislators challenging the measure failed both to prove that the hospital assessment was a tax instead of a fee and that it didn’t meet the exemptions laid out in Prop 108.

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