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8-8-12 Sal Diciccio on Legal-ease
Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio talks about how he managed to organize more than 100 Phoenix construction and development industry professionals to re-write the rules for construction permits in the City of Phoenix. Also on the show: Rebekah Morris from the Arizona Builders Exchange, an online trade paper that focuses on the construction industry.
6-8-11 – Guest Joe Kanefield, President of the State Bar
Joe Kanefield talks about being former counsel for the Governor and President-elect of the State Bar, as well as Prop 200.
3-1-12 Greg Robinson and Tax Season on Legalease
Jack talks to attorney Greg Robinson about tax law while Senator Adam Biggs phones in to discuss his efforts to repeal the Arizona use tax.
11-28-12 Jim Lundy, Al Melvin, Tom Forese
Politicians talk all day long about bringing more business to Arizona – but who is out there actually making it happen? Jim Lundy, Chairman of the Board at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and CEO at Alliance Bank, talks about what he and the GPEC are doing to actually get business to make the move, while State Senator Al Melvin and Rep. Tom Forese discuss about what state government is doing to make sure that we beat the pants off Texas.
6-1-11 – Employer Immigration Sanctions – Jack Kavanaugh
Arizona’s employer sanctions law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Guests: Garrick Taylor from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce; state Representative Jack Kavanaugh, who co-sponsored the original bill; MaryAnna Gitomer from U.S. Citizen Immigration Services; and Dee Dee Garcia from Somos Republicanos, a hispanic Republican group.
5-8-13 Gerald Celente, Jim Bacon, Mike Sunnucks, Samantha Noyes
In the first segment – Gerald Celente, publisher of the Trends Journal, shares his insights and predictions about the economic, social and political direction of the U.S., our allies and enemies.
Second segment – by phone from Paradise Valley – Jim Bacon, Paradise Valley town manager discusses how the rising cost of police pensions is causing the down-sizing of local police departments.
Third and Fourth Segments – Mike Sunnucks from the Phoenix Business Journal, Samantha Noyes from the Council on American Islamic Relations, and a guest from the Alliance Defending Freedom discuss the problem of religious discrimination in Arizona, which has one of the highest rates of complaints with the EEOC.
5-23-12 Andrei Cherny
Dennis and Jack talk to Andrei Cherny, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in CD 9. Immigration, education, energy and the economy are all up at bat.
3-6-13 Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, “Crowdfunding” Lawyer Mark Svjeda
Jack talks to Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny about General Motors’s announcement that it is locating a major facility in Chandler’s Price Corridor. Also, “crowdfunding” lawyer Mark Svejda explains what “crowdfunding” is, why it’s the next big thing on the Internet, and how (of course) the law will be involved.
4-27-11 – Clean Elections – State Sen. David Schapira and Rep. David Burnell Smith
Dennis interviews David Schapira about Clean Elections and working with other members of the legislature, then David Burnell Smith comes on to talk about Clean Elections and other issues.
12-14-11 Michele Reagan and the Mortgage Crisis
State Senator Michele Reagan comes on to talk about her efforts to push legislation that would make it easier for homeowners who don’t want to default but can’t refinance their loan to find somebody who will help them, preferably from a local bank. Also, Paul Klimke from the Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals joins the debate.
7-25-12 Ben Quayle, the Colorado Shooting
Ben Quayle gives an update on the Fast and Furious scandal and on what he is up to in Congress. Also, we get an update on the recent Colorado shooting.
5-25-11 – Medicaid – State Sen. Nancy Barto, Rep. Kate Brophy-McGee, Byron Schlomach
Dennis talks to state Senator Nancy Barto, state Representative Kate Brophy-McGee, and economist for the Goldwater Institute Byron Schlomach about major cuts to Medicaid in the state budget. Also featuring comments from AHCCCS (Medicaid) spokeswoman Monica Coury.
3-14-12 Concealed Carry…Everywhere?
Jack talks to Representative David Gowan about his bill to extend concealed carry to every public building in the state for the first half of the hour. And then for the second half: should guns be allowed on college campuses? David Burnett and Cody McKenzie from “Students for Concealed Carry” think so. Mark Killian, from the Arizona Board of Regents, thinks not.
11-21-12 Bill Montgomery
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery stops by the studio to talk about the legality of medical marijuana and his leadership at the county attorney’s office.
10-5-11 – Arizona State Bank?
Jack talks to Republican State Representative John Fillmore about his proposal to create State Bank as well as economist Stephen Slivinski from the Goldwater Institute about the budget deficit. Also, pre-taped comments from state Senator Michele Reagan about job creation.