May 24, 2019

Cultivating Grace

As the Arizona Legislature moves towards Sine Die, we at HighGround wish to express our gratitude towards all of the Legislators for their hard work and dedication on the eve of our Country’s Memorial Day Weekend.

We are grateful for your service.


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April 17, 2019

Contractors File Appeal on Light Rail Decision

Seeking Clarity on the Molera Decision and Its Implications for Future Initiative Measures 

“We will not stand by and witness over twenty years of transportation planning representing thousands of hours of work and billions in investment and economic ...

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April 15, 2019

It Starts with Each One of Us

The answers to our diseased political culture all point to ourselves.  Earlier this week, my wife, Patricia, and I were listening to the radio about the latest discussion surrounding the immigration and border security debate.  She looked at me and sai...

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April 9, 2019

MIHS: Helping Underserved Communities

Last March, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems (soon to be Valleywise Health) announced the purchase and re-opening of Maryvale Hospital.  At the time, we hailed the announcement a big win for the Maryvale community.   

We said, “There is no better ...

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March 26, 2019

Arizona Has Lost Another Icon

Arizona has lost another icon, and I lost a good friend.  Yesterday afternoon, I received back-to-back calls from friends and colleagues from Tucson to inform me that Don Diamond had passed away. After 91 years on the planet, I was sad to hear that Don...

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March 20, 2019

Water Wins for Arizona

For almost two years, HighGround has worked with a broad coalition of stakeholders and community partners to provide leadership, strategy, survey research, messaging, and communications support to pass the Arizona Drought Contingency Plan (DCP). 

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March 19, 2019

ICYMI: SB 1460 will make a mess of online sales

HighGround has had the pleasure of working with both Ted Ferris and Peter Burns for many, many years. Both were instrumental in helping several gubernatorial administrations navigate the difficulties presented when recessions hit, and state and public ...

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February 19, 2019

A Whopping 96 Percent of Voters Agree

In the realm of politics, most issues are navigated with the “fifty-percent plus one” mentality – finding consensus among the number of folks that it takes to win an election.  The fact of the matter is, very few issues in this current political enviro...

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February 14, 2019

The Road Ahead

Quality transportation is critical to the future of Arizona’s economy and ensuring our ability to move people, goods, and services throughout the state.  We have fought for years to protect the HURF and ensure that our roads are adequately funded.  The...

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February 1, 2019

These boots were made for Senate?

By:  Barrett Coughlin

Until 1993, women couldn’t even wear pants on the Senate Floor. Now here we are in 2019 questioning Arizona’s first female Senator elect’s thigh-highs.

 After roughly four years in the New York fashion industry, I chose a more...

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