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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 - 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 –→
This Week in Washington - October 30, 2019 - October 30, 2019
This week’s cover story is on the progress (or lack of progress) on this fiscal year’s appropriation process, and there is no better person to watch and explain it than Steve Ruhlen. In a career that spanned over 20 years on Capitol Hill, Steve served former House Appropriations Subcommittee→
This Week in Washington - October 16, 2019 - October 16, 2019
Al Jackson brings us up to date on defense and defense appropriations issues. Steve Gordon summarizes recent trade activity, discusses Secretary Chao’s initiative to support rural infrastructure, waves the flag about the Washington National’s pennant run, and reports on what he is hearing in→
This Week in Washington - September 24, 2019 - September 24, 2019
Steve Gordon highlights last week’s Arizona Chamber Fly-in, summarizes progress on trade and appropriations, and has a special nomination for the ‘I haven’t heard that in a long time’ award – all in his Heard on the Hill. Dana Marston looks into Americans’ top health care priorities,→
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 7 - March 10, 2016
In our first edition of 2016, Arizona Eyes on DC takes a look at the wonder that is this year's presidential campaign. Beginning a series we'll call 2016 and Beyond, Total Spectrum Partner Jim Miller lends his thoughts on current tax policy deliberations and how it may tee up possible activity→