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Hobbs picks current team member to be chief of staff (access required)

Hobbs, Allie Bones, chief of state, governor, Secretary of State, election, transition team

After selecting a Republican business leader and a Democratic state capitol veteran to lead her transition team, Secretary of State and Democratic Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs looked closer to home for her chief of staff. Hobbs announced that Allie Bones, the current Assistant Secretary of State, will take on the top job in her administration. 

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ACA premiums lowest in history thanks to Kelly, Sinema

healthcare, Medicaid, AHCCCS, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, CMS, Chevron, Medicare, FQHC, chiropractor, optometry, podiatric care, dental

Members of the United State Senate have an assortment of issues with which to deal and each senator must choose from among many competing issues. Kudos to our two senators for voting to assure passage of the American Rescue Plan and a special thanks to Senator Kelly for his leadership on key health care priorities.

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Rep. Frank Pratt’s legacy

There are numerous examples of why Rep. Pratt’s service positively impacted the lives of so many. While he will receive praise from many throughout the state, Rep. Pratt would be more satisfied with knowing he had made a real difference for hundreds of thousands of Arizonans who may never know his name.

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Consider a professional association, not a union

While we as professional associations don’t always agree on legislative policy, we did agree the recent initiative by the Service Employees International Union was bad for the health and health care of Arizonans and would hurt health care workers. My intention is that insight helps enlighten health care professionals and the public for alternatives to out-of-state unions and their influence on Arizona legislation and health care policy.

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We’ve waited long enough for rural broadband

Despite nearly $2 trillion in private investment from internet service providers over the past 25 years, too many rural communities still lack access. In short, building in rural areas is costly and takes time. That is why we need to prioritize utilizing limited federal dollars to target unconnected communities with all available technologies.

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