July 22, 2016

Coughlin on Republican National Convention Wrap-Up

Chuck Coughlin joined a very special live Arizona Horizon following the wrap-up of the Republican National Convention to discuss Trump’s speech, GOP General Election strategy, and issues facing Republicans in the upcoming November election.


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July 8, 2016

The Redeeming Power of Love

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a national holiday to commemorate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In the past week, we have all been witnesses to terrible tragedies and the loss of innocent human life.

As we head into a weeke...

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July 6, 2016

Alarmingly Arrogant East Coast Elitism

Earlier this week, the New York Times printed an editorial entitled “An Exodus in Our Own Backyard”, criticizing the Obama Administration over its domestic treatment of refugees fleeing violence in Central America. The piece stated, “President Obama ha...

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June 27, 2016

Arizona is Ground Zero for Dark Money and You Can Fix It

Yesterday’s New York Times piece lifted the national veil on Arizona’s dark secret: our state is ground zero for efforts to expand the use of Dark Money – undisclosed political contributions – to influence state and local races.

This past session, Sec...

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May 18, 2016

HighGround "Nails" Prop 123 Polling

As ballot returns started to come in last night, it became clear that Proposition 123 is headed to a photo finish.  In recent weeks, other surveys had claimed that the proposal was in a strong position with 59.7% support in one push button poll.  Anoth...

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April 27, 2016

As November Approaches, a Survey is a "Must Have"

As early ballot voting is underway for Proposition 123, many school districts and education supporters are deep in the midst of considering potential overrides and bonds for later this year.  The deadline for referring items to the November 2016 Genera...

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April 25, 2016

My Turn: Could we do better than Prop. 123?

My Turn - Arizona Republic, Tuesday, April 26th

As parents we often encourage our children to do better.  Typically, that is a hard message to deliver – we love our kids and we want to encourage them, but we cannot be overly enthusiastic or negative a...

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April 11, 2016

Thank You Ryan Smith

Today marks the first time in many years that Ryan Smith hasn’t called HighGround home.  After nearly eight years at our firm, Ryan began his new career today as the Government Relations Coordinator for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.  All of his colleag...

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March 29, 2016

Deregulation of Political Committees in Arizona

SB1516 is nothing short of a pure deregulation of political committees in Arizona.  Under the false pretences of streamlining our system, this proposal abdicates nearly all responsibility for regulating political committees.  If you think dark money ru...

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March 28, 2016

Reject SB 1516 - Reject Corruption

Reject SB 1516 – Reject Corruption

Dear Members of the Arizona House of Representatives:

As soon as this afternoon, you may be considering SB 1516. I urge you to reject it.

In Sunday’s Arizona Republic (3/27/16), Representative Ken Clark offered his...

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