VOL. 19  ISSUE NO. 4   |   JANUARY 23 – 29, 2013

sculptureJANUARY 23, 2013

Reward offered for missing sculpture

This bronze sculpture was stolen from the Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival during the night of Saturday, Jan. 19.  It is a life size sculpture of a three year-old girl holding a puppy with an Artist Proof Value of $6,000.  “AP/50” appears on the back of the sculpture.

A reward for information about the thief resulting in the return of the sculpture is being offered by the artist, Marianne Caroselli. If you think you have seen this missing sculpture, please call the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department at 602-876-1000.

This piece can also be viewed at www.mcaroselli.com

JANUARY 23, 2013

New poll demonstrates record support for Arizona medical marijuana act, regulating marijuana like alcohol

Fifty-nine percent of Arizonans, including a majority of independents, support the law allowing medical marijuana dispensaries

PHOENIX – In a poll conducted January 9 and 10, Public Policy Polling found that 59 percent of Arizonans support the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, and 59 percent would vote “yes” on a future initiative to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.

JANUARY 23, 2013

Collective bargaining negotiations should be subject to Open Meetings Law

Legislatures throughout country to consider new Union Transparency Measure in 2013

Secret negotiations over employment contracts between union representatives and government officials are the norm in nearly every state in the union. This keeps taxpayers in the dark about how inflated compensation packages are awarded and even stops journalists from knowing what goes on behind closed doors.

JANUARY 23, 2013

Governor Jan Brewer unveils Executive Budget for FY ‘14

Plan reinforces Arizona’s competitiveness, reaffirms core priorities

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today released her proposed fiscal 2014 Executive Budget. Her plan reflects disciplined, conservative principles to guide Arizona into its third-straight year with no budget deficit.


Health insurers jacking up rates by double digits in advance of Obamacare

This is only the beginning. What insurance rates will look like next year when Obamacare goes into effect is anyone's guess, but they will almost certainly be higher than they are today.

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