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Legislative Update: AZ, CO, NM, & UT

Arizona Gov. Ducey Names Kyl as McCain Successor After the passing of Sen. John McCain, Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to serve out the remainder of the late senator’s six-year term. Ducey commented at the press conference announcing his selection that “now is not the time for newcomers and not the time for on-the-job training.” Further that Kyl is a “beacon of integrity, highly regarded by […]

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Legislative Update: Four Corners Region

Arizona Legislative Highlights for Education in Arizona Amid talks of teacher raises dominating the news from this year’s legislative session, the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, and the state’s various vocational school will realize an increase in funding from the 2018 session.  Additionally, $1 million was allocated for a new initiative to instruct teachers in coding, which will then, in turn, be taught to students. Trump Appointee Takes […]

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SBIR Workshop Helps Fund Small Businesses with Big Ideas

Every year, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) program award more than $2.5 billion a year in research and development grants to encourage innovative ideas in a variety of industries. Ultimately, this competitive program incentivizes small businesses to look outside conventional industry processes to solve challenges with new and revolutionary technology, while profiting from its commercialization. By harnessing this federal money, small […]

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Legislative Insight: Federal and State Gas Taxes

Shortly after President Donald Trump entered the White House, he pledged a large investment in America’s infrastructure during a nationally televised address to Congress. “To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking the Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States—financed through both public and private capital—creating millions of new jobs,” the President said during his February speech. The American […]

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