Maclure hired as new OSCA deputy

first_imgMaclure hired as new OSCA deputy Maclure hired as new OSCA deputy October 15, 2013 Regular Newscenter_img A new deputy state courts administrator has been selected, according to a memo issued by Chief Justice Ricky Polston.Eric Maclure is set to take the reins on November 1, assuming functions of the former administrative services director position and overseeing additional Office of the State Courts Administrator units.“Eric is a great asset to the judicial branch and will provide invaluable leadership in his role,” Polston said.Maclure has been the OSCA director of community and intergovernmental relations for nearly two years. He previously worked for the Legislature from 1994 to 2011, where he was involved in matters relating to the judicial branch.Maclure is a member of The Florida Bar and a former judicial clerk at an appellate court. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University, and his law degree from the University of North Carolina.The Supreme Court is continuing to consider candidates for the state courts administrator position, as the current administrator, Lisa Goodner, plans to retire.“Our hope would be to match in the OSCA senior management team the total range of expertise and experience that we have now,” Polston said.last_img read more

Phoenix Heart buys its office building

first_imgIn a deal that points to rising corporate confidence, the Phoenix office of JLL has completed a $6.25 million class-A office building sale that brings Phoenix Heart – the anchor tenant at 5859 Talavi – from project tenant to project owner.JLL Senior Vice President Brian Ackerman represented the property seller, Credit Union West, in the transaction. Marcus Muirhead of Colliers International represented Phoenix Heart.Recognized as a leading Valley cardiology group, Phoenix Heart PLLC currently occupies 50 percent of the 35,904-square-foot building at 5859 W. Talavi Blvd., within the Talavi Business Park in Glendale, Arizona. The building’s remaining space is fully occupied by quality tenants including Credit Union West, John C. Lincoln and Wallick & Volk.“This deal points to a new level of confidence and solid market recovery,” said Ackerman. “Five years ago, recession fundamentals and uncertainties would have blocked this type of sale, but today the outlook is optimistic. Tenants are more confident, and considering opportunities to buy their buildings and secure the benefits of a market upswing.”The 5859 Talavi building is located near the southeast corner of Bell Road and 59th Avenue in Glendale, Ariz., with an immediate area that is inundated with retail amenities that attract tenants to work in Talavi Business Park. It is adjacent to the Talavi Town Center retail project and surrounded by neighbors such as the Thunderbird School of International Business, ASU West and Midwestern University.last_img read more

Argo Sports Weekly – March 1

first_imgIt’s playoff time at UWF! We recap big GSC Tournament wins for UWFWBB and UWFMBB, chat with senior guard Marvin Jones and take a look at #UWFSwimDive’s weekend in Cleveland, Mississippi, for the NSISC Championships. #GoArgos Print Friendly Versionlast_img

Alaska Legislature Falls To Override Vetoes That Prompt Cuts

first_imgOfficials outside Alaska were beginning to take notice. A faculty group, United Academics, distributed a letter from Sonny Ramaswarmy, president of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, warning that UA accreditation could be jeopardized if student achievement is affected by budget cuts. University of Alaska officials say the system will lose $135 million on top of a $51 million cut over the past six years, which resulted in the loss of 1,200 faculty and staff members and 50 academic and degree programs. More than one-third of legislators did not attend the special session in Juneau. All but one in attendance, Rep. Tammie Wilson, a North Pole Republican, voted to override but the effort still fell short with a 37-1 vote. Senate President Cathy Giessel, an Anchorage Republican, and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, an Independent from Dillingham, instead opted to meet at the Capitol, a decision that minority Republicans in the House said was illegal. He reduced spending for Medicaid, social service programs, reimbursement to communities for school construction, and the Civil Air Patrol, which provides training and search-and-rescue services for Alaska’s flying community. Dunleavy also vetoed funding for a program that provides money to low-income senior citizens and state support for public broadcasting, the state arts council and ocean rangers who monitor cruise ship discharges. Dunleavy has refused to consider new taxes or to tap into earnings from the permanent fund, as the Legislature has done for several years. He said last week that he based the budget vetoes on a desire to provide basic services “while understanding our fiscal constraints.” The absent lawmakers stayed away from the vote Wednesday because of an ongoing dispute about where the Legislature should meet. Critics say the cuts go too far and many turned out at rallies to protest. A crowd of nearly 2,000 people that gathered Tuesday night at UA Anchorage featured Portugal. The Man, a Grammy Award-winning band from Wasilla. The demonstrators took seats in a gymnasium that carried lawmakers’ names and chanted “Override 45!” referring to the number of lawmakers’ votes required to override the governor’s vetoes, and “Don’t hide, override!” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature failed Wednesday to override budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy that will prompt a massive 41% percent cut of state funding to the University of Alaska and lay waste to other programs the governor deemed unaffordable. Dunleavy called the special session and declared it should be held in his hometown of Wasilla, a city of 8,275 people about 43 miles (69 kilometers) north of Anchorage and in the heart of his conservative base. The special session began Monday and the Legislature has until midnight Friday to again consider veto overrides. He cut $334,700 for appellate courts, the same amount spent on abortion services through Medicaid in fiscal year 2018. Dunleavy opposed a state Supreme Court ruling in February that Alaska must fund abortion services through Medicaid. Alaskans pay no state income or sales tax and receive annual checks of more than $1,000 from earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund, a savings account created with oil wealth and grown over decades by investment earnings. State lawmakers needed 45 votes — a three-fourths majority of the 60 members of the state Senate and House — to override the vetoes by Dunleavy, a Republican who took office in December. Six senators were absent or excused Wednesday. Sixteen representatives stayed away. Many gathered at a makeshift legislative hall set up at a Wasilla middle school. Anchorage television station KTUU reported that protesters in Wasilla shouted over the lawmakers during an invocation and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The officials warned that if the veto was not overridden, as many as 2,000 more staff and faculty would be lost, including 700 at UA Anchorage, along with 40 degree programs.last_img read more