James Ahlers Appointed to U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

James Ahlers, Molera Alvarez Vice President of Global Initiatives and General Counsel, has been appointed to the Arizona Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, or USGLC. The Advisory Committee is composed of business, faith, military, and community leaders who believe that Arizona benefits when the United States leads through development and diplomacy. Molera Alvarez congratulates all the members of the Arizona Advisory Committee, listed here.

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CoNecs NA/Molera Alvarez Partner Plays in Charles Schwab Pro-Am

Jaime Molera played with Team Cox Communications in the Charles Schwab Pro-Am with PGA Tour Champion Professional Paul Goydos (2016 winner). “I am very appreciative of Cox Communications and particularly John Wolfe (Senior Vice President and Southwest Region Manager for Cox) for this amazing opportunity. It was doubly an honor because our client, the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association, led by Kim Sabow, was involved in securing this prestigious tournament for the Phoenix Country Club, getting a 10-year commitment from the PGA Champions’ Tour.” 

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Molera Alvarez Partner Supports Sen. Brophy McGee in Key State Senate Race

With support of Greater Phoenix Leadership, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Greater Phoenix Chamber, Sen. Kate Brophy McGee is the winner of one of the most expensive and closest races in Arizona Senate history. Pictured above is a shot of Jaime Molera’s commercial on behalf of the Arizona Chamber – Moving Arizona Forward organization. Molera stated, “Kate is one of the strongest leaders in our state senate and I was honored to have supported her re-election. Arizona’s business community stands with policymakers like her who are committed to a quality education system, a strong economy, and sensible government regulations.” 

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Coca-Cola Sponsors AZHCC Reception for NASCAR driver Daniel Suárez

On November 10, 2018, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception honoring NASCAR driver Daniel Suárez, the first Mexican-born driver to win in a NASCAR national touring series. The reception was sponsored by Coca-Cola and took place during the CAN-AM 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in Avondale, AZ. 

Pictured (left to right): Coca-Cola executives Peter Villegas and Paul Hourigan, Daniel Suárez, AZ State Representative Diego Espinoza and MA Managing Partner Ruben Alvarez.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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