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Congress must repeal unfair Health Insurance Tax

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Across Arizona, more than 900,000 workers rely on small and mid-sized businesses for their paychecks. My company is one of these employers, and we’re striving to ensure our 110 employees will continue to have jobs and enjoy wages and benefits adequate to support a family. Unfortunately, achieving this objective is getting harder every day. One of the biggest challenges is the Health Insurance Tax, or HIT, a new tax on health insurance imposed by Congress as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Why the DNC hack should alarm you

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The Democratic National Committee gets hacked, it’s probably a Russian operative, and everyone is shocked, right? The drama is unfolding before our eyes, with lots of speculation, and many people may think, “How could such a high profile organization at such a critical time let that happen?” Exactly…and are you next?

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People with disabilities must exercise their right to vote

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Justin Dart, the man often considered the father of the Americans with Disabilities Act, famously and repeatedly said: “Vote as if your life depends on it – because it DOES!” For people with disabilities, this is especially true. Every policy decision from employment, to housing and transportation, to funding of programs like CHIP, Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid are influenced by whom we elect.

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McFarland’s contributions described as unprecedented

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Ernest William McFarland (1894-1984), known throughout his career as “Mac,” served as a U.S. senator, governor of Arizona, and ultimately chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, but millennials, baby boomers, and even many seniors have difficulty recalling his name or his numerous accomplishments. His life story should inspire Arizonans. His career in politics, law, as a television executive, and agribusiness titan remain unparalleled.

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