VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 13   |   MARCH 30 – APRIL 5, 2011

The secret is out April Fools' Day
Cost cutting measures create strange bed fellows April Fools' Day
Turkey Vultures flock to one of Carefree’s oldest citizens April Fools' Day
Controversy during Cave Creek Council meeting April Fools' Day
PM 10 strikes again April Fools' Day
Spur Cross phantom April Fools' Day

APRIL 1, 2011

shadeggFormer Congressman John Shadegg Joins Steptoe &
Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce that former U.S. Congressman John Shadegg of Arizona’s Third District has joined the firm as a partner.  Mr. Shadegg, who is a second generation native Arizonan, and who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives during the 1994 Republican Revolution and represented northern Phoenix for eight terms before retiring from office in 2010, will practice in Steptoe’s Government Affairs and Public Policy group. 
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APRIL 1, 2011

Rep. Schweikert introduces bill that prohibits Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from engaging in new activities

Washington, D.C. – Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, is the lead sponsor of legislation prohibiting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from engaging in any new activities or businesses: Keep reading...

MARCH 31, 2011

ADF encourages governors to ignore activist groups, observe 2011 National Day of Prayer

ADF letters inform governors that participation in National Day of Prayer is constitutional

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Alliance Defense Fund issued letters to be received by governors across the U.S. Monday urging them to observe and participate in the 60th Annual National Day of Prayer on May 5. The letter also encourages the governors to resist the demands of activist groups that claim the tradition is unlawful. Millions of Americans and thousands of local leaders participate in this constitutional event every year. Keep reading...

MARCH 31, 2011

michele bachmannArizona Republican Party and Sheriff Arpaio to Host Event

PHOENIX – Today, the Arizona Republican Party announced a special event with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. “We are pleased to join with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in welcoming conservative Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to Arizona,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey. Keep reading...


nancy barto

Barto’s canned response inflames constituents

‘The unintended consequences from passage of the bills I opposed contain unacceptably high tradeoffs …’

PHOENIX – On March 17, Rep. Nancy Barto, R-Dist. 7, followed up her March 8 vote against SB 1433, a bill aimed at nullification of unconstitutional federal legislation, by, once again, aligning herself with Senate Democrats to vote down four out of five anti-illegal immigration bills.  Keep reading ...


Cave Creek to review proposed medical marijuana ordinance

The one-line amendment is in stark contrast to the medical marijuana ordinance recently passed in neighboring Carefree

CAVE CREEK – The planning commission will be holding a special session on Thursday, March 31 to review a proposed amendment to Appendix A of the Cave Creek Zoning Ordinance by adding “State Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries & Cultivation” as a use description under Offices, Services & Research.   Keep Reading ...


Jail time looms large for former boxing promoter

After three weeks of continuances, McKinn files new motion to continue

PHOENIX – With the presence of additional sheriff’s deputies in the courtroom, it became more than apparent Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson was considering jail time for former Top Rank boxing promoter Peter McKinn during his March 11 sentencing hearing.   Keep reading ...

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