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Andy Tobin Named Speaker of the House

Andy Tobin, R. Paulden, is the new Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives.  FBN caught up with Mr. Tobin to talk about his appointment and the year ahead for Arizona businesses. “I am truly honored to have the support of the members of the House of Representatives as we continue to address some of […]

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Government Shutdown Averted

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-01) issued the following statement in response to the passage of the short-term/the continuing resolution: “I voted for this continuing resolution H.R. 1463 so we can continue to fund our brave men and women fighting overseas to defend our freedom.  However, I am very disappointed in the lack of leadership […]

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School Funding Discussion

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Robert Kelty is presenting a community discussion on the state’s fiscal crisis and its impact on local schools.  The meeting this Thursday at 6:30 will be held at the Coconino Center for the Arts, at 2300 N. Ft. Valley Road. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The meeting […]

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Opportunities In Public Private Partnerships

Public-private partnership (PPP) describes a government service or private business venture that is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. A PPP is a contract between a public entity and a private party in which the private party provides a public service or project and assumes a […]

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County Sends Budget Concerns Letter to State

Senators and Representatives: As the elected leadership of Coconino County, we are writing to express our concerns with a  budget being proposed in the Senate that would shift $150 million in state obligations to counties.  We are extremely concerned that while this budget is being touted as fiscally conservative, it is not.  The budget will […]

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School Funding Discussion

Mar. 31   Coconino Center for the Arts 6:30-8:00 p.m. Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Robert Kelty is presenting a community discussion on the state’s fiscal crisis and its impact on local schools. The meeting will feature Dr. Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials, Janice Palmer of the Arizona School Board Association […]

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Sign of Changing Economy?

The city of Flagstaff just wrapped up two days of a budget retreat.  Staff still faces tough decisions about budget cuts in the upcoming fiscal year.  However, one positive sign of long term recovery may be reflected in the latest report of taxable sales. City of Flagstaff taxable business activity for the month of November […]

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Governor’s Flagstaff Speech

(Governor Jan Brewer’s speech in Flagstaff today, addressing the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon.  These remarks were made at the High Country Conference Center at Northern Arizona University.) Good afternoon.  Today I found out, I received a call on my cell phone from someone who said, ‘Congratulations.  You now have served two years as […]

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