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Total Spectrum’s principals in Arizona, Ashley Ragan and Steve Gordon, worked for Senator Jon Kyl in a senior capacity throughout his 18 years in the U.S. Senate. Ashley and Steve know Arizona, and they have the experience and understanding required to help solve your government affairs problem at the Arizona State Capitol or at the U.S. Capitol.
This Week in Washington - January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
This is our 3rd anniversary edition. Three years ago, we began This Week by reporting on the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. We have been pleased to report to the members of the Arizona Chamber almost every week on the successes and the problems… the noise and the news… in Washington, D.C.→
This Week in Washington - December 20, 2019 - December 20, 2019
This was the last week of the 2019 Congressional calendar. Steve Gordon wraps up what only can be described as a wild week in Heard on The Hill. Calm of Christmas Washington, DC this Friday morning is quiet, and all of the activity of this week is in the rear view mirror. A great migration→
This Week in Washington - December 12, 2019 - December 12, 2019
We live in a polarized world where ‘compromise’ is a dirty word for some and out-of-date for others. Yet the breakthroughs on USMCA and the 2020 Appropriations funding came through hard fought negotiation where everybody got some and everybody can say they won. Steve Gordon reports on USMCA,→
This Week in Washington - November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
There are not a lot of days left in this legislative year. Steve Gordon writes about what must pass, what should pass, and what will get pushed into next year in Heard on the Hill. Al Jackson has prepared an update on Defense and the Defense Appropriations. Steve Gordon then presents an interview→
This Week in Washington - November 8, 2019 - November 8, 2019
Dana Marston is our Business Partner at Total Spectrum, and she has been the Editor of This Week since we started in January of 2017. This week Dana added a new title to her business card: Mom. Commander Alex McConnell and Dana Marston (Mr. and Mrs. Alex McConnell) had a baby girl this week –→
AZ Eyes on DC - Happy Holidays! - December 16, 2016
Another year is nearly in the books, and what a raucous one it has been. We wish you all a very warm and holiday season, and look forward to 2017, when we'll continue to be your Eyes on DC.
AZ Eyes on DC - Election 2016 - November 14, 2016
We steered clear of the politics of the campaign, but the election of a new President, building a transition government, and the beginning of a new era in Washington, D.C. is going to be disruptive to the status quo. Managing Partner Steve Gordon offers his thoughts on the TrumpQuake and→
AZ Eyes on DC - Issue 9 - August 15, 2016
Arizona's Eyes this summer are on politics and the upcoming November election. Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report is one of the best to offer objective observations on such things, and we're pleased to bring some of his thoughts to you. As a follow up to our last issue's→
AZ Eyes on DC - Issue 8 - April 29, 2016
In the second installment of our 2016 and Beyond Series, Arizona Eyes talks international trade agreements with Richard Sawaya, Vice President of the National Foreign Trade Council and Director of USA*Engage.
AZ Eyes on DC - Issue 5 - October 13, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was concluded last week between the United States and a number of countries - including Mexico, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Its eventual impact could be significant for Arizona companies, so we→