Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego Applauds The Biden/Harris Administration Announcing $700 Million in Private Investment toward 250,000 Electric Vehicle Chargers A Year

The Biden/Harris Administration announced on June 28, 2022, that $700 million in private investments, thanks to the passage of the Presidents leadership and the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will go toward the production of 250,000 electric vehicle chargers per year. The $700 million in private investment ($450 million from Siemens and $250 million … Read more

When It Comes to Autonomous Vehicles, It’s Time for Washington, DC, to Catch Up to Arizona

Mark Cardenas served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019.  Late last month, Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly joined 10 Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The letter urged the agency to develop a regulatory framework to foster and support autonomous vehicles. In their letter, … Read more

SCOTUS Watch: Radical Republican Court To The Planet: ‘Burn, Baby, Burn!’

The U.S. Supreme Court announced its last two opinions this morning. The first opinion is West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, a 6-3 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Gorsuch files a concurring opinion joined by Justice Alito. Justice Kagan dissents, joined by Justices Breyer and Sotomayor. The questions presented are whether the Republican-led states … Read more

The Biden/Harris Administration Launches the Talent Pipeline Challenge to Help Create Better High Paying Infrastructure Jobs

In order to meet the challenges of attracting and training a skilled labor force to work in the advanced technology fields of the Twenty First Century like Broadband, Construction, and “Electrification” (EV Charging Infrastructure and Battery Manufacturing,) the Biden/Harris Administration has launched the Talent Pipeline Challenge.  What is the Talent Pipeline Challenge? According to the … Read more

(UPDATED) Gallego and Ansari Hail the New Transportation Electrification Action Plan Unanimously Passed on Wednesday by the Phoenix City Council

Imagine a not so distant future when you see more of these electric vehicles on the road in Maricopa County and across Arizona and the country.   Or more electric vehicle charging stations at public places, highways, or major businesses. For the city of Phoenix, that not so distant future has become now after a … Read more