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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 - February 12, 2019 - February 12, 2019
The talk of the town last week – and for several weeks – has been the logjam over funding about 25 percent of the government, which includes the Department of Homeland Security. Steve Gordon takes us through the roller coaster of emotions in Heard on the Hill and describes how compromise and→
This Week in Washington - February 5, 2019 - February 5, 2019
Steve Gordon leads off with a sweet and sour Heard on the Hill. The sweet part was Friday’s jobs report and an economic comparison of where the economy was two years ago vs. today. The sour part is the current mood in Washington, and the search for an exit ramp. Larry Smith updates us on trade,→
This Week in Washington - January 28, 2019 - January 28, 2019
Folks in Washington often speak of ‘tax extenders.’ We asked Jim Miller to explain what tax extenders are – and he has the cover article with his Miller Time. Al Jackson provides an update from the Pentagon. Steve Gordon ties last week together on the wall, the shutdown and later opening up→
This Week in Washington - January 21, 2019 - January 21, 2019
Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick was appointed last week to the House Appropriations Committee. Steve Ruhlen served as chief of staff for two Appropriations Committee members, including Congresswoman Ann Granger, the current Republican ranking member. We asked Steve to begin a series of articles on→
This Week in Washington - January 11, 2019 - January 11, 2019
We start this year continuing our work of the last, following issues of interest to members of the Arizona Chamber. Larry Smith will continue his coverage of trade issues. Jim Miller will continue to cover tax and legal issues in Miller Time, Mike Joyce will keep us advised on infrastructure→
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→