Why Does NGS Matter?

Why Does NGS Matter?

The Navajo Generating Station (NGS) is an important component in the generation of what is called “base-load” electricity.  Base-load is that electricity generated when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining.  It is the energy that is always at the ready when we have hot summers and want the air conditioning on, that keeps our manufacturers manufacturing, and it is that energy that pushes water uphill in Arizona.

The article below is reprinted from the Navajo-Hopi Observer, link at the bottom.

The coal-fired Navajo …

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Arizona Recognized As Top State for Economic Competitiveness

Arizona Recognized As Top State for Economic Competitiveness

PHOENIX (June 8, 2017) – Large-scale economic development projects in key industries, ranging from aerospace to finance to manufacturing, have earned Arizona top recognition from two prominent trade publications.

In the Site Selection magazine 2017 Prosperity Cup, Arizona was ranked the #1 most competitive state in the mountain region, and Area Development Magazine has awarded Arizona a 2017 Gold Shovel Award as the top state in economic development in the five-million to eight-million population category.

Arizona topped seven other mountain region states— Nevada, Utah, Colorado, …

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Endorsements a Vote of Confidence

Endorsements a Vote of Confidence

As endorsements mount for my re-election I am given pause to consider that my positions reflect the concerns, wishes and priorities of the LD-11 constituency.  I’ve learned of the following endorsements over the last few weeks giving me encouragement that the cultural values I stand for align well with what my constituents want done.

Job Creator endorsements:

Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA),
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB),
Arizona Mining Association (AMA)
Arizona Trucking Association (ATA)

Public Safety endorsements:

Arizona State Lodge of he Fraternal Order of Police (AZFOP)
Arizona Police Officers …

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WHAT? “Raising Taxes by 80% Won’t Impact Economic Growth.”

WHAT?  “Raising Taxes by 80% Won’t Impact Economic Growth.”

Watching liberal academic justify social injustice is a cross between a comedy show and a horror movie.

What is most scary about the notion that “raising taxes by 80% won’t impact economic growth” is the sense of government entitlement to your property.  We’ve all heard the example of poor performance by government of a task that is done far better in the private sector (Veterans Administration, Social Security, and he list goes on), so why do ne’er-do-well liberals insist on the social injustice of confiscation to …

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Arizona Education Competition is Good Public Policy

Arizona Education Competition is Good Public Policy

The introduction of meaningful competition into any arena drives improvement whether the objective is to improve a product or a service.  Take for example the competition between Apple and Samsung, a constant battle over who can make a better device.  In the service industry we need only consider what businesses we prefer to patron and why.  The same has been proven to be true in education.

THE NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS (NAEP) FOUND HIGH RANKINGS FOR ARIZONA PUBLIC EDUCATION

The National Assessment of Educational Progress operates …

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Enhanced Education Funding Passes the Arizona Legislature

Last night in a Special Session called by Governor Doug Ducey, we passed a set of three bills designed to enhance K-12 school funding.  The move has not been without controversy, caused primarily by the interpretation of the word “or” by a lower court, activist judge, who substituted the plain meaning of the word for that of another.  The substitution of definitions, resulted in a financial burden that would have bankrupted the state.

Webster’s Dictionary, recognized by K-12 school systems, universities, colleges and yes, …

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52 nd Legislature Mid-Point Update

52 nd Legislature Mid-Point Update

As the 52nd Session of the Arizona Legislature opened on January 12th, 2015 we were faced with a budget deficit of over $1.1 Billion, a State Constitutional requirement balance the Arizona budget, a Voter mandate to repeal & replace Common Core, improve border security & public safety, and refurbish our Infrastructure. Each of these is a component to attracting well paying JOB CREATORS who will through their employment of our residents help them create wealth, sustain an enjoyable standard of living and have something to …

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Legislative Relief for Small Businesses Needed

Legislative Relief for Small Businesses Needed

If you’ve never hear of a “patent troll” you’re probably not alone.

Imagine this, you’ve come up with a great business model, a super-duper product and consumers want what you have to offer.  You take a trip to one of the many national chain office supply stores and buy an all-in-one printer, scanner, fax machine for $499.99.  All is good so far.

You plug the new “printer” in to power it up, configure it then scan in your first shipping confirmation. All is going great. Then you …

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1030 KVOI The Voice – Mark Finchem

1030 KVOI The Voice – Mark Finchem

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