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State

Arizona Budget Roadshow Comes to Prescott

The Arizona Budget Roadshow came to town yesterday, hosted by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Top state officials including Representative Regina Cobb (R-Kingman), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Senator David Gowan (R-Sierra Vista), Senate Appropriations Chair, and Matt Gress, Director of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting– three of the most knowledgeable state level officials on the

History

US history shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Constructing barge canals took a massive investment that didn’t pay off. New York State Archives Richard White, Stanford University Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move freight in the 1830s and 1840s. Governments subsidized railroads in

Infrastructure

Senate advances $1T infrastructure bill, but GOP hits breaks

Photo: Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the top Republican negotiator on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, arrives for a procedural vote to advance the $1 trillion measure. The Senate moved closer to passing a $1 trillion infrastructure package Saturday after lawmakers from both parties came together and voted to clear a key procedural hurdle, but the action

Environment

Climate activists hail Dem budget spending on clean energy

Environmental groups hailed a sweeping $3.5 trillion domestic spending plan announced by Democrats, saying it would make “transformational investments” in clean energy and jobs and put the nation on a path to cut greenhouse emissions by at least 50% by 2030. The plan also would move the country toward a carbon-free electric grid by 2035,

Infrastructure

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will ‘get a lot done’

President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the Capitol on Wednesday hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential landmark achievement that would require near-unanimous backing from fractious Democrats. His visit came a day after Senate Democratic leaders capped weeks of bargaining by agreeing to spend a

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