Workforce development and infrastructure top priorities for Pinal County Mayors

By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Pinal County has seen some big wins such as Nikola Motor Company coming to Coolidge and Lucid Motors locating in Casa Grande. When mayors gathered together this morning, infrastructure and workforce development were top points at the Pinal Partnership panel, moderated by Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group founder and president. Casa Grande …

Phoenix developers raise funds for a new city councilman, a self-proclaimed outsider

By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic Throughout his successful campaign for Phoenix City Council, Carlos Garcia painted himself as the ultimate political outsider. He had never run for office. He’s an immigrant born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. He ran a migrant-rights organization for more than a decade, taking on the likes of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Senator Russell Pearce. During …

Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick on Arizona’s new bill banning cellphone use while driving

By Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigator Legislation often struggles to keep pace with new technology. Typically, Arizona has been at the forefront of embracing innovation as the State is amongst the leaders of the country in allowing future-tech such as self-driving vehicles and drones to test and operate. However, in passing the new “hands free” cell phone law, Arizona …

Attorney General concludes state law does not override Tempe ‘dark money’ ordinance; issue could go to court, says Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigator

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Tempe can enforce its voter-approved ordinance aimed at shedding light on “dark money” spending in local elections despite a state law that appears to be to the contrary, the Attorney General’s Office has concluded. But whether city residents can get some of the information they want on the political …

Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski wins in court, won’t face recall; Rose Law Group regulatory attorney, Thomas F. Galvin, comments

By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic Controversial Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski will not face a planned May recall election after a victory in court Monday. The councilman’s sister, Rosa Maria Morales, filed a lawsuit in early January challenging some of the technical components of the recall campaign against Nowakowski. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz ruled Monday that the Urban Phoenix Project …

[OPINION] 2018 Arizona ballot measures in review

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) By Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group Litigator My favorite part of election season is seeing how ballot propositions fare. I find that ballot votes provide much greater insight into the future of politics than can be gleaned from candidate races. For example, despite losing his race against Texas Senator Ted …

Relaxed fuel standards could jeopardize Arizona’s air quality; ‘huge issue in Phoenix area,’ says Court Rich, Rose Law Group partner and director of Renewable Energy Department

The state is opposing the Trump administration’s proposed changes over ozone pollution concerns By Zack Colman, E&E News | Scientific American The Trump administration’s plan to roll back federal car standards promises to be a major fight with California and other liberal states. But it’s also opposed by at least one state that voted for President Trump. Arizona wants to maintain the …