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Updates from Washington: Congressman Paul Gosar

It was a busy week in Washington, D.C. as Pelosi procrastinated the consideration of our national defense, appropriations, and economic relief measures until the time of expiration. Below are highlights regarding some of my efforts: Gosar Offers Amendments to Homeland Security Appropriations This week, House democrats included appropriations provisions that prevent resources from being allocated

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

The Persistent 12 Plants Too Tough to Kill

Gardening may be one of America’s favorite hobbies, but it does have a downside:  Imagine investing dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars redecorating your bedroom, only to have it crumble to ashes in less than a year!  That is a good analogy to planting and nurturing a garden that withers away after one season.

State

AG Brnovich Announces $100 Million in Consumer Restitution Milestone

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his administration has now secured well over $100 million in restitution for Arizona consumers since he took office in 2015, which exceeds the total restitution awards secured by the AG’s Office from 2000-2014 combined. Each year, the AG’s Office received more than 15,000 consumer fraud related complaints. “The

Local

Let’s Change the “Use It or Lose It” Policy

Currently, Yavapai County has a ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ policy under which the departments must return any unspent monies instead of being allowed to “roll over” the funding to the next budget year. This creates incentives for bureaucrats to spend any remaining budget on low priority expenditures to avoid cuts in the following year’s budget. For instance, department

State

Glendale Mayor’s Flag Tour Makes White House Stop

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is known for his involvement in a number of charities, especially those that benefit veterans or their families. The former legislator won the Copper Shield award because of his advocacy for Arizona veterans, and as Mayor he has hosted the Stand Up for Veterans event for years, which provides veterans with

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