Molera Interviews Arizona Senate Health and Human Services’ Chairwoman

Jaime A. Molera facilitated an in-depth conversation on the state of Arizona’s Medicaid and healthcare system with Senator Kate Brophy McGee at the Mercy Care Board Annual Retreat. Senator Brophy McGee, who is Arizona Senate Health and Human Services Chairwoman, spoke about how we built “the Gold-Standard of Medicaid systems,” but it is incumbent for policymakers, health plans, and our business community to continue improving access to quality care and outcomes for Medicaid recipients, in an integrated and efficient manner. Molera noted, “Arizona is indeed fortunate to have this incredible leader. Senator Brophy McGee understands the need to provide the best possible healthcare for our vulnerable populations, and that we must make sure our taxpayers know nothing is being wasted.”

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Irish Consul General and Minister of State Visit Phoenix’s Irish Cultural Center

On November 3, Hon. Patrick O’Donovan, Irish Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Hon. Robert O’Driscoll, Irish Consul General of Ireland to the Western U.S., visited the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library in Phoenix for the International Famine Commemoration. This international commemoration has occurred ten times, with Phoenix being the first city in the western U.S. to have the honor of hosting this solemn event. The International Famine Commemoration recognizes the Great Irish Famine of 1845-49, and famine around the world today. Photo: L – R: Consul General Hon. Robert O’Driscoll, Minister Hon. Patrick O’Donovan, Claude Mattox, VP Molera Alvarez

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Phoenix Suns Unveil New Los Suns Jersey

The Phoenix Suns unveiled their new Los Suns Noche City Edition jersey this past month. The Suns wore the Los Suns Noche City Edition uniform for the first time this season when they hosted Hornitos Fiesta Night against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, December 9 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. They will again feature this jersey when they return to Mexico City for a historic matchup against the San Antonio Spurs on December 14. To learn more about the history and significance of the Los Suns jerseys and the game in Mexico City, visit

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Israeli Ambassador Meets with Local Latino Leaders

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Hon. Ron Dermer, held a roundtable discussion this past month in Phoenix with Latino business leaders and state and local representatives. The meeting, which was organized by Molera Alvarez, touched on many topics, including the history of the Jewish people and Spanish-speaking populations, immigration, and the importance of the free market. The ambassador also explained some of the water conservation steps his country has taken, as Israel and Phoenix share the issue of a desert climate. The state of Arizona recently opened a new trade office in the city of Tel Aviv, Israel, and state officials hope that Israel and Arizona can share ideas and technologies around water conservation.

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CoNecs NA and Molera Alvarez endorse Paul Penzone for Sheriff

CoNecs NA is committed to supporting Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone in his re-election campaign. In addition to Lisa Urias co-chairing the Paul Penzone for Sheriff campaign, partners Jaime Molera and Ruben Alvarez have all endorsed Penzone in this critical election. See Lisa’s comments in this video.

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MA Partner Meets with Vice President

Jaime A. Molera and a select group of business leaders met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss issues facing the Latino community. Included in this discussion was Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and U.S. Senator Martha McSally. Molera stated, “I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the importance of passing USMCA (the free trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada), the need to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and the benefits of decreasing government regulations and taxes on business and communities.”

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Legislative Internship Opportunity

Molera Alvarez is seeking part-time interns to assist with the upcoming legislative session during the Spring 2020 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. If you or anyone you know is currently an undergraduate in Arizona who may be interested in this opportunity, please click here for more information on applying!

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AzLTA Advocacy Trip to D.C.

The Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association made a trip to Washington, D.C., this month to communicate their support to federal leaders on several issues affecting their members and our state. These included advocating for passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), as well as ensuring local control of short-term rentals and appropriate use of rental platforms. Pictured above left to right are: Joe Hughes, Director of Government Affairs for American Airlines; Jaime Molera, Partner at Molera Alvarez; Kim Sabow, President & CEO of AzLTA; Ron Pohl, Sr. VP & COO for Best Western; and Greg Miller, Executive Vice President of Operations, Sales and Marketing for Enchantment Group.

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Welcome to AZSTA’s Incoming Leadership Team

The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) recently announced their new leadership. Doug Yonko was elected Chair of the AZSTA board of directors. Yonko is Vice President of Communications for Hensley Beverage Company based in Phoenix. He has worked at Hensley for 37 years and directs the company’s government affairs, community outreach, communications and public relations. Teddy Eynon was elected Vice Chair and Jody Harwood was elected Secretary. AZSTA President and CEO Tom Sadler said, “This is an outstanding leadership group with deep experience in sports, tourism and business circles. Their insights and relationships will be great resources for the organization.” Photo: AZSTA

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Greater Phoenix Chamber Meets with United States Chamber of Commerce

Recently the Greater Phoenix Chamber (GPC) sent a delegation, including Public Affairs Committee Chair/Molera Alvarez Partner Jaime Molera, to Washington, D.C., to discuss the Chamber’s priorities with their federal equivalent, the United States Chamber of Commerce. The delegation also had productive meetings with Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally as well as with Reps. Andy Biggs, Ruben Gallego, Ann Kirkpatrick, Debbie Lesko, Tom O’Halleran, David Schweikert, Greg Stanton and Paul Gosar.

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