Water board set to vote on desalination plant
The wheels are finally moving on the proposed desalination plant backed by Governor Doug Ducey just two weeks before he is scheduled to leave office – but the Legislature is concerned the process is moving too fast.
WIFA comes into focus with Ducey picks
Gov. Doug Ducey announced four of his five picks for the new Water Infrastructure Finance Authority board earlier this week, meaning more than half of the new board’s members have been selected. Three of his four choices have known ties to the governor.
Arizona must develop new water supplies now
Arizona is at a crossroads. Nearly 40% of Arizona’s annual water uses are supplied by the Colorado River. However, the outlook for Colorado River water availability – and Arizona’s junior allocation, in particular – is deeply concerning.
Water fight: Bill takes Lake Havasu City’s side in fight with state agency
The old saying that “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting” is ringing true at the Capitol this year as lawmakers wade into a fight between Lake Havasu City and the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority, an independent state agency.
Tobin faces challenge of uniting House Republican caucus
House Speaker Andy Tobin is entering his final year in the House, and it will be a busy year. Tobin must bring together the two factions of the Republican Caucus and maintain control of the House, while simultaneously hitting the campaign trail for Arizona’s massive 1st Congressional District.