One of the greatest resources of this country is our inspiration – an idea every time you turn around.
There is considerable discussion in the media of the election reform bill (House Bill 2305) signed into law by the Governor.
The 100th day of the regular session has come and gone, yet the Arizona state legislators continue to meet, albeit three days out of the week - granted by the time this article goes to publication the session may be done.
I try not to be surprised, but I am always bothered a bit that agriculture is one of those industries where everyone else thinks they can tell us what our cultural and industry practices should be.
This year’s Arizona Farm Bureau Legislative Agricultural Festival (Ag Fest) in January at the Arizona Department of Agriculture drew 55 Arizona Legislators.
Farmers and ranchers need a reliable workforce to produce food for America, and accept that most of the workers they need come from other nations. It has been a long time coming, but U.S. lawmakers are increasingly recognizing this as well.
The Arizona Legislature's 2013 leadership share their goals in the New Year.
There are many motivations and incentives for state legislators to desire the upcoming session at the state capitol to be short, and I believe that will be the objective. It does seem, however, that every session develops its own signature and sometimes the desire for an abbreviated session does not work out as planned.
We hear it all the time – elections have consequences. There are impacts. Analysis of results changes the status quo. The ballots were not all counted before the voices across the country began to moderate on immigration reform.
One of Arizona Farm Bureau's priorities we have included in the 2013 list of priorities for the board to consider is the need for initiative reform. There may be a push this year from various business groups to reform Arizona’s initiative process.