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Arizona News Service Capitol Roadshow
Friday, September 7, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (MST)
Join the Arizona News Service, parent company of Arizona Capitol Times, as we go on the road across our state to help educate Arizonans about the legislative process. Our mission, as a non-partisan newspaper and media company, is to share information with our clients, subscribers and readers, to help them make decisions on what unfolds at the Capitol. Our team of experts, staff, and lawmakers will visit Flagstaff, Tucson, Prescott, and Maricopa County.
Guest speakers will include Senate President Steve Pierce and House Speaker Andy Tobin.
Why Capitol Roadshow, 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Ginger Lamb, Arizona News Service
How a bill becomes a law and how you can get involved, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Moderated by Gibson McKay, owner, Sherpa Public Affairs.
Panelists: Maria Baier, state land commissioner; Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall
Understanding the process of how a bill becomes law is important to being engaged in the political process. Each step in the process is crucial to a bill surviving the legislative process and ultimately becoming a law. Becoming engaged in what happens at the Capitol is an important first step to implementing a grassroots strategy. This panel discussion will help understand the tactics and strategies behind running a successful grassroots campaign.
Budgeting, redistricting and the upcoming elections – what it all means and why it matters to you
Moderated by Jim Small, editor, Arizona New Service.
Panelists: Senate President Steve Pierce; Rep. Karen Fann; Gibson McKay, owner, Sherpa Public Affairs.
Learn how the state budget process unfolds and what you can expect in the upcoming elections.
Media Panel – What’s happening at the Capitol, what to expect, redistricting and much more
Moderated by Jim Small, editor, Arizona News Service.
Panelists: Tim Wiederaenders, editor, The Daily Courier; Lynne LaMaster, editor and publisher, eNewsAZ Network, which includes PrescotteNews.
With the upcoming Novemember election and new districts in Arizona, this will be a very important time for the state's political climate. This media panel will discuss what to expect and how these changes will impact Arizonans. They will also address social media and how it could become a power player in politics.
Moderated by Michael DiMaria, director of legislative affairs, Century Link
For more information call 602-889-7129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.