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federal workers, shutdown, Congress, Ciscomani
Oct 2, 2023

50,000 federal workers, military, in Arizona spared as shutdown averted

Congress approved a stopgap measure to keep the government open with just hours to spare Saturday night, heading off a shutdown that would have meant the loss of a paycheck for close to 50,000 federal workers and active-duty military in Arizona – and they’re not the only ones who would have felt the pinch.

federal workers, government shutdown, Seiden, Border Patrol, Congress
Sep 29, 2023

50,000 federal workers, military, in Arizona wait, watch as shutdown looms

If Congress cannot head off a government shutdown before Sunday, it would mean the loss of a paycheck for close to 50,000 federal workers and active-duty military in Arizona – and they’re not the only ones to feel the pinch.

SRP, Coolidge, Coolidge Generating Station, Arizona Corporation Commission
Jun 20, 2023

SRP’s Coolidge gas plant expansion is back from the dead

A plan to expand SRP’s Coolidge Generating Station is back from the dead after the utility agreed to make a substantial investment in the neighboring Randolph community – but the deal is opposed by some environmental activists, industry groups and even an SRP board member.

disabilities, Greater Phoenix Chamber, Ability360
Mar 31, 2023

Inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities 

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month. During this time, we recognize individuals with developmental disabilities and raise awareness around the challenges they face, while also promoting inclusivity, education and advocacy. 

NASA, aerospace, manufacturing, ASU, NAU, University of Arizona, Arizona Board of Regents, New Economy Initiative, jobs, NEI funds
Nov 18, 2022

Initiative should create jobs, boost economic output in aerospace industry

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 r[...]

Feb 18, 2013

Senate panel debates ‘seductive evils’ of U.N. sustainability doctrine

An Arizona Senate panel approved a bill that would prohibit the state or any local government within Arizona from abiding by the principles of a United Nations declaration on sustainable development.

“The truth contained within this United Nations program is something sinister and dark,” Burges testified to a round of applause in committee. “The plan calls for government to take cont[...]