Recent Articles from Shane Brennan, Arizona Capitol Times
Bright future for EVs, renewable energy in Arizona
The future looks bright for electric vehicles in Arizona, according to Court Rich, the co-founder, senior partner, and director of the Renewable Energy and Regulatory Law departments for the Rose Law Group in Scottsdale.
Webtool helps cities mitigate localized heat
Researchers at Arizona State University developed a webtool showing different temperatures in various parts of the Valley as cities in the region continue to address temperature disparities.
Bill aids access to dual enrollment courses
A bill moving through the Legislature looks to improve access to dual enrollment courses for high school students in Arizona.
Educators say ‘critical race theory’ is dog whistle
Educators are frustrated over the debate about “critical race theory” in conversations around public education in Arizona.
AEL faces uncertain future over legitimacy, longevity
The Legislature overrode the Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL) again this session, leading some to question its legitimacy and staying power.
Bill would upgrade charge of a device used for fuel theft
A bill that would upgrade the charge on the use of a pulsar manipulation device in a gas pump is advancing in the legislature.
Water augmentation tested as Colorado River dwindles
While the lack of groundwater regulation plagues rural Arizona, there are proposed ways to create a larger supply in the region without depending on dwindling amounts from the Colorado River and groundwater.
Groundwater mostly unregulated, impacts rural areas
Groundwater is one of the main water resources for most of Arizona. It is finite and mostly unregulated, especially in rural communities that solely depend on it. To change this, in 2022, the basins around Douglas and Kingman became regulated by the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR).
County recorder, lawmakers tackle election reforms
Following multiple razor-thin election results in Arizona, proposals from Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer offer solutions to potentially expedite the vote-counting process. Now, the county must work out the details with the Legislature.