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If we build it they will come, but they are already here.

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We are now in an age of climate refugees and a large corporations coming to Phoenix because we don't have a lot of the severe natural disasters destroying our City like floods, hurricanes, tropical storms, mudslides, earthquakes, and drought. We are going to continue to be a magnet for people and businesses relocating even though it is getting hotter here than ever before.

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Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery makes us less safe

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Mr. Montgomery’s most recent defense of programs that only touch on Arizona’s bloated prison system misses the point. With Arizona spending an average of $23,000 per prisoner, we know we can use taxpayer dollars far more effectively to reduce crime, save taxpayer dollars, and improve outcomes than Mr. Montgomery has proven willing to do.

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Arizona’s drought plan offers key lessons for the road ahead

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rizona will need to bring the same quality of leadership and creative problem-solving that produced the DCP success story when water stakeholders resume work on the other pillars of a sustainable water future: protecting groundwater in both urban and rural areas, starting the regional process of re-negotiating the 2007 Interim Guidelines, and finding collaborative ways of conserving water while benefitting Arizona’s rivers and streams.

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