ATB learned last week that the Governor’s office recently brought on Matt Clark, Transportation and Municipal Government Policy Advisor. Mat explained that the Governor’s office will be opening a P3 office to review any and all projects to determine if projects can use the “Public Private Partnership” process. When asked if we will see a transportation package for funding in the next legislative session (January 2018), the answer was, probably not. It was explained that this would be a consideration in the coming years, even though the Governor is up for election in 2018. ATB working with AGC of Arizona and others to review priorities for funding bills in the January 2018 legislative session, things like; leveraging the Arizona Department of Transportation Directors authority to raise fees, special licensing plate fees, Tax Incremental Finance (TIF), and the giving local County’s more authority to create fees within their jurisdiction.