If U.S. Congressman Trent Franks’ H.R. 2938 (Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act) passes, Arizonans’ water bills may increase again. But his bill isn’t actually about water at all. The bill was submitted to prevent construction of a casino on a strip of land between Peoria and Glendale. The 25-year-old government treaty with the Tohono O’odham Nation allows the tribe to acquire land to replace the part of its reservation that was flooded due to construction of the Painted Rock Dam on the Gila River. In the deal, the tribe also surrendered its rights to 32,000 acre-feet of water each year.Read More »
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A university think tank's new report says Arizona hasn't ignored its water needs, but a return of rapid population growth to desert cities will test the state, forcing consideration of significant changes in lifestyle, particularly for affluent residents.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake is lambasting his new GOP primary opponent over his position on federal spending, an issue that has been Flake’s calling card during his 10 years in Congress.Read More »
The first Republican challenger to the Democrats’ “Solar Team” emerged Monday as Scottsdale Republican Susan Bitter Smith filed an exploratory committee for the Arizona Corporation Commission.Read More »
The 100th anniversary of Salt River Project’s Theodore Roosevelt Dam this month put the exclamation point on how important effective water management is to life in the Valley of the Sun.Read More »
Top law and lobbying firms in the Valley will have to keep a closer eye on their employees after the first of the year.Read More »
One of America’s top lobbying and law firms bided time for years while it waited for the perfect candidate to spearhead its expansion into Arizona.
The waiting ended when Marty Shultz announced his retirement.
Arizonans of all stripes who love their state have gotten together twice a year for almost a half-century to address the issues facing the state and recommend public policy solutions.Read More »
Arizona fought California and the feds to win 1.6 million acre feet of water supplies that we pump into the Valley each year. We can take on these fights and win, but not with a bunch of bureaucrats and watercrats.Read More »
A group of extreme, partisan, and stunningly unknowledgeable people are trying to take over the Central Arizona Project Board. Why? Because it’s easy, and because they believe that all government is bad and should be cut.Read More »