Greater Phoenix Chamber Travels to Washington, D.C.

Jaime A. Molera joined the Greater Phoenix Chamber delegation in Washington, D.C., recently. The group met with Senators Jon Kyl and Jeff Flake, as well as representatives from the White House administration, to discuss Arizona’s priorities at the Federal level. The delegation even had the opportunity to bowl in the Harry Truman Bowling Alley under the White House.

Posted in Community News |

Phoenix Community Alliance Holds Mayoral Forum

On October 3, Phoenix Community Alliance’s Public Affairs Committee, chaired by Molera Alvarez Partner Ruben Alvarez, hosted a candidate forum where members were able to listen to an engaging discussion with all four Phoenix mayoral candidates. Candidates Kate Gallego, Moses Sanchez, Nicholas Sarwark, and Daniel Valenzuela addressed the downtown strategic plan, Hance Park revitalization project, homelessness, transportation and infrastructure, development, and neighborhoods. A link to the full video recording is accessible here.

Posted in Community News, Molera Alvarez News |

Phoenix Proposes Major Water Infrastructure Capital Improvement Program

Molera Alvarez and the Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America hosted a breakfast forum to discuss the City of Phoenix’s proposed capital improvement program (CIP). Phoenix’s Water Services Department has been proactive and innovative in addressing water supply needs, conservation, and drought contingency planning. However, many aging pipes in the city need replacement in order to avoid failure. Additionally, to proactively address potential shortage on the Colorado River, Phoenix plans to install recovery wells to withdraw stored ground water. Implementation will take several years and be very costly – a six percent rate increase for the next two years is proposed – but it will ensure the city has plenty of water to meet the needs of its communities and businesses and ensure future economic stability. For more information, the City of Phoenix’s presentation is linked here.

Posted in Community News, Molera Alvarez News |

Molera Alvarez Partner Recognized for Advocacy Work

The Arizona Manufacturers Council recently held their annual summit and awards luncheon, where Molera Alvarez Partner Jaime A. Molera received this year’s Advocate of the Year award. Most recently, Molera has been active in the community with his work as chairman of the committee to defeat Proposition 207. This initiative would have implemented a drastic income tax hike on all Arizonans. Molera also helped draft Proposition 301, which was drafted and passed in a bipartisan manner. During this previous legislative session, Proposition 301 was extended for another 20 years. 

Posted in Molera Alvarez News |

Molera Featured in No on Prop 127 Campaign

Jaime A. Molera was recently featured in a commercial for the opposition of Proposition 127. This constitutional mandate would require non-governmental utilities to increase the portion of their retail energy sales generated from certain types of renewable energy resources to 50 percent by 2030. The definition of “renewable energy resource” excludes the use of nuclear power. Because the initiative does not consider nuclear power a “clean” energy source, experts say Palo Verde would be forced to close by 2025 should the proposition pass. Helping with the No on Prop 127 commercial was a huge honor.

Posted in Molera Alvarez News |

Legislative Internship Opportunity!

Molera Alvarez is seeking a part-time (about 15 hours per week) intern to assist with the upcoming legislative session during the Spring 2019 semester. The intern will be heavily involved in the state legislative process as well as public policy matters to assist the firm in advocating on behalf of our clients. This position may include direct working contact with Molera Alvarez clients, political officials, leading industry lobbyists and policy experts. Read more about this unique internship opportunity by clicking here! Applications must be received by November 15, 2018. 

Posted in Legislative News, Molera Alvarez News |

Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association Hosts Annual Culinary Event

The Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association will hold its annual Tapaz event in coordination with the Valley Hotel and Resort Association this coming month. The event will showcase the best of Arizona’s award-winning food and drink from hotels and resorts around the state. Association members, business leaders, policymakers, media influencers and other strategic partners will be able to enjoy live music and a silent-auction along with some of the best cuisine Arizona has to offer. Registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

Posted in Client News |

Molera Participates in J.P.Morgan Chase Arizona Political Update Event

Jaime A. Molera recently participated in a panel discussion at the J.P.Morgan Chase Arizona Political Update event, alongside Alyssa Marois from the J.P.Morgan Chase Federal Government Relations team. The panel provided an update on both the federal and state political races that will play a pivotal role in the November election. This informational event allowed J.P.Morgan Chase employees to engage and learn about the role that their federal and state government relations team play in an intricate process. Heather Kay, who moderated the panel, asked questions that addressed the appointment of Senator Jon Kyl, the importance of local elections, and this unique election cycle. 

Posted in Client News, Molera Alvarez News |

Governor Ducey Acknowledges Jaime Molera’s Endorsement in Debate

During Monday’s gubernatorial debate on Arizona PBS, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey acknowledged his recent endorsement by former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction and Molera Alvarez/CoNecs N.A. Partner, Jaime Molera. In a press release from the Governor thanking Molera and fellow former superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan for their endorsements, Molera said, “Four years ago, I endorsed David Garcia in his race for superintendent, but in this race, we have a better choice. Doug Ducey has led by bringing people together, resulting in generational bipartisan successes like passing Prop 123, extending Prop 301, and creating Arizona’s Teacher’s Academy. His willingness to work together follows the example set by Arizona leaders before him and his leadership is helping ensure that every child receives the foundation of a quality education. I am proud to endorse him for governor.” Watch the clip here.

Posted in Community News, Molera Alvarez News |

USHCC Announces Ramiro Cavazos as President and CEO

On September 16-19, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its annual conference in Philadelphia, where Ramiro Cavazos was announced as the new President and CEO of the organization. He previously served for 10 years as the President and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Molera Alvarez congratulates and welcomes him to his new position. Pictured left to right are Ruben Alvarez, Managing Partner, Molera Alvarez; Ramiro Cavazos; and Tony Gladney, Vice President of National Diversity Relations, Corporate Diversity and Community Engagement for MGM Resorts International.

Posted in Community News |