Government is a word, strange and overused, for the things we decide to do together. And if there is one lesson that the recent 16-day government shutdown taught us, it is this: there are a lot of things we Americans have decided to do, together, and people were angry when these things were taken away.Read More »
Mayors Bob Barrett of Peoria, Adolfo Gamez of Tolleson and Sharon Wolcott of Surprise As mayors of our respective cities we work every day to help create the best possible environment for our citizens to succeed. We also recognize that as neighbors there are unique opportunities in which our cities can work together for the benefit of the entire West Valley.Read More »
As mayors of our respective cities, we have pledged to protect the best interests of our communities and believe that the recent passage of H.R. 1410, the Keeping the Promise Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives, is a significant step in the right direction. We urge our Arizona senators to take a leadership role on this issue as it makes its way to the Senate.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court, which heard oral argument in McCutcheon vs. FEC this week, may overturn the aggregate contribution caps that have governed federal elections since 1974. If so, candidates should prepare now for the political landscape that will exist come June.Read More »
Election season is back and, along with it, the opportunity to encourage candidates and voters to make education a top priority. Vote 4 Education is Expect More Arizona’s annual initiative that asks Arizonans to make education a priority when they vote. The non-partisan, statewide campaign is a part of Expect More Arizona’s advocacy efforts to provide world-class education in Arizona.Read More »
Quite a controversy was sparked last month when a photograph appeared of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) considering his online poker strategy in the midst of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the conflict in Syria. Critics pointed out that he ought to have been paying more attention to the proceedings, but McCain’s own response, posted to twitter, was to defuse the brewing scandal and remark, ‘Worst of all I lost.’Read More »
As the nation settles into the second week of the federal shutdown, the associated closure of nearly 400 national parks and monuments across the country is turning away more than 700,000 visitors each day.Read More »
As I transition to the next chapter in my health policy career, from Dignity Health to the CEO of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, it is good to reflect on what has happened during the past few years, and what I believe lies ahead for us in Arizona.Read More »
Election season is back and, along with it, the opportunity to encourage candidates and voters to make education a top priority. Vote 4 Education is Expect More Arizona’s annual initiative that asks Arizonans to make education a priority when they vote. The non-partisan, statewide campaign is a part of Expect More Arizona’s advocacy efforts to build a world-class education in Arizona.Read More »
Wouldn’t it be frustrating to have a great idea and not be allowed to talk about it?
A regulation passed in 1933 put drastic limits on how small businesses and start-ups could spread the word about their need for funding. The rules prevented them from advertising or “general solicitation,” limiting their outreach only to investors already known to them who met certain income and asset thresholds.