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Tag Archives: Great Recession

Making a case for New Economy Initiative

Arizona has led the nation in economic growth for several decades. This success was not by accident. When confronted with the direst of economic challenges, our leaders pushed for policy changes that allowed the state’s economy to survive, then thrive. Once again, we are faced with such a situation.

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Like perfect pie, preparation crucial to successful grassroots effort

(Photo by Carmen Forman/Arizona Capitol Times)

Solutions require a lot of different minds addressing the problem for a lot of different reasons. Recognize when you’re facing a “golden moment”–a time and place where everyone wants to see the same outcome, even if they weren’t working for the exact same reasons or in the exact same way. If the problem is addressed, recognize that as a win. You don’t all have to attend the same victory party, but you may end up inviting more new friends than you ever imagined.

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Wendy Baldo (access required)

Wendy Baldo (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Few provide a stabilizing presence at the state Capitol like Wendy Baldo, the Senate’s longtime chief of staff, who offers not just knowledge, but institutional knowledge, and not just any counsel, but counsel rooted in experience.

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