Lobbyist Janna Day, managing partner of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Phoenix office, told our reporter today (Sept. 1) that the firm decided to shutter its operations in the Valley because it was unable to build the kind of legal practice it wanted around some of its core areas, such as natural resources and real estate law.Read More »
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On June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that the Town of Gilbert violated its citizens’ free speech rights under the First Amendment. The case — Reed v. Town of Gilbert — is a cautionary tale about government overreach and the role of prosecutorial discretion.Read More »
On April 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued its proposed rule for implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) to Medicaid managed care organizations, Medicaid alternative benefit plans and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.Read More »
A requirement dating back to statehood that statewide candidates collect signatures from at least three counties in order to qualify for the ballot will be a thing of the past starting in 2016.Read More »
After Attorney General Tom Horne took the stand to defend himself against allegations that he coordinated with an independent expenditure committee, it was hard to find election law experts who agreed on whether his actions violated Arizona law.Read More »
Arizona business leaders voiced their strong opposition to the ‘’religious freedom’’ bill passed this week by the Legislature as Gov. Jan Brewer began considering whether to sign or veto the measure.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments on the injunction against higher new contribution limits approved by the Legislature. It ruling on the matter may well be the final word on how much money candidates can accept during the 2014 elections.Read More »
The coalition organizing against a new sales tax initiative is far cry from the anemic opposition to Proposition 100 two years ago.
Some of the key figures from the yes-on-100 effort are now in the opposition camp for Proposition 204.
Proponents of a bill that would use state tax credits to encourage lenders to open their wallets for small businesses say they can help struggling entrepreneurs get access to much needed capital without invoking the most dreaded phrase in the debate over government incentives — “picking winners and losers.”Read More »
Denver-based law and lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has lured away three of Fennemore Craig's top people, marking its second talent-grab since announcing the opening of a new office in Phoenix last month.Read More »