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Arizonans need affordable health coverage

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Most Arizona businesses have enough on their plate in just running a successful business. We can’t expect these companies to also keep track of, and weigh-in on, complex public policy issues that will contribute to increased health coverage costs. That’s why the nonprofit group Arizonans for Affordable Health Coverage was formed

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Changing perceptions of cannabis boost community impact of dispensaries

Marijuana dispensaries are viewed like pharmacies – they offer essential services that help to provide medicine and relief to individuals who battle life-altering pain and illnesses, from cancer and epilepsy to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, as well as neurologic conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder. Similarly, Arizona’s cannabis industry has become a lifeblood for a host of nonprofits dedicated to improving the status quo for thousands of underserved groups and communities.

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Dems took on big Pharma, voters like me noticed

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Arizonans rejected the extremist agenda in the midterm election. With Big Pharma-aligned candidates on the ballot, my decision was a no-brainer, and clearly most Arizonans agree. I’m relieved that the 118th Congress will protect Medicare and prescription drug reforms that Arizonans like me rely on.

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Initiative should create jobs, boost economic output in aerospace industry

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To address the growing need for a continually diversified and modern workforce, the New Economy Initiative was signed into law, providing millions of dollars in state funding through the Arizona Board of Regents to invest in Arizona’s economic future. This initiative aims to create 40,000 new jobs by 2041, increase economic output to $6.9 billion by 2023, and double the state’s investment in return, much of which can and should be generated within the space ecosystem.

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Shine a light on secret meetings of ALEC

It’s time to shine a light on the secret meetings of corporate lobbyists and lawmakers. Better yet, we should make sure lawmaking takes place not in back rooms and private resorts but in the public square. As it stands, out-of-state corporate interests are getting their way because Arizonans don’t have a say.  

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