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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 - June 17, 2019 - June 17, 2019
Steve Gordon participated last week in meetings with acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and a senior member of the Republican Senate Caucus. Both provided a clear picture of what’s possible this year, and notes from both meetings and other odds and ends are in Steve’s Heard on the→
This Week in Washington - June 10, 2019 - June 10, 2019
Last week was a short week so that a number of Members of Congress could fly to France to participate in the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Steve Gordon reports on the U.S.-Mexican negotiations that thankfully ended Friday night without the imposition of tariffs. He also covers last week’s jobs→
This Week in Washington - May 24, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Senators and Congressmen left last evening for home. Staff took off their business suits and are getting ready for the weekend and the Memorial Day holiday. Next week is known as the Memorial Day recess, when traffic will be cut in half and a reservation will not be needed to dine in your favorite→
This Week in Washington - May 15, 2019 - May 15, 2019
Steve Gordon invited James Carter, an expert on budget, tax and fiscal issues, to present his thoughts on the current state of the federal budget. The picture James paints in his article entitled A Miracle Cure to Save the Federal Budget from Calamity is far from rosy, but it’s worthwhile→
This Week in Washington - May 3, 2019 - May 3, 2019
Al Jackson has the cover article with his Defense Appropriations Update. Steve Gordon brings us up to date on activity in the Senate, trade, the White House, and the intersection of a good economy and good polls in Heard on the Hill. Our next report will be next week – reporting on This Week in→
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→