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Our art intern, ChatGPT, describes this as a “whimsical depiction of Arizona's water conservation funding in the style of Katsushika Hokusai's Great Wave.”

I find these graphics artfully disgusting. I skip over them in every issue, but can’t go through fast enough to keep them from irritating me.

I will give it another issue or two, and then unsubscribe.

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Give it a few months i have a funny idea i wanna play out...

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May 20Liked by Hank Stephenson

1/ Excellent reporting of water grants (it would be interesting to hear how such monies are being used elsewhere - for example, in Nevada, cities are paying residents $3/sf to convert grass to low water use landscaping - guessing that would be popular here)

2/ Regarding “federal voting”, those seeking to require reasonable evidence of citizenship are not out of bounds - you should report the whole story, especially that the feds are providing Social Security cards to illegals given provisional amnesty (many of whom are working in the construction industry in Arizona - a friend who owns a company in that space was amazed to see this) - aside from voting, it raises the question as to whether they are also being provided with federally funded benefits, like Social Security - would add that, personally, I favor legalizing Dreamers, increasing legal immigration and expanding the availability of work permits for people entering the country legally, but it seems obvious that we are creating all the wrong incentives by not only allowing millions of unscreened people to just walk into our country while also providing commonly accepted indicia of citizenship to those pleading amnesty, most of whom are not actually entitled to that status.

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Those immigrants who have green cards have Social Security Cards. However, they are coded to indicate that they are not citizens, so they do not benefit from Social Security until after achieving citizenship. And some never go that route.

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May 20Liked by Hank Stephenson

What has happened to the Ducey plan of up to a billion dollars earmarked for a desalination plant?

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May 20Liked by Hank Stephenson

That Rudy - what a genius!

Love our AG. Go get ‘em.

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May 20Liked by Hank Stephenson

Oh Boy...a Birthday party attended by Roger Stone and Steve Bannon. Did they play "Pin the Tail on the Conspiracy Theorist?

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May 20Liked by Hank Stephenson

I have a couple of questions. Why is no one talking about instant hot water heaters? They are pricey but should save lots of water. Second, I’ve always wondered what desalinization plants do with the salt? Back in the ocean? Is that going to be a problem in 50-100 years? Just meandering thoughts.

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