Since 2000, there’s been $1.2 billion a year in increased spending occur outside the general fund.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
Maricopa County’s remarkable record of fiscal management
County finances were hit as hard by the recession as those of any level of government, yet today they are exceptionally strong.
Beyond who made the bigger mess in Iraq, Bush or Obama
Real question is what lessons from the war can be applied to the fight against Islamic State?
Getting rid of Arpaio may require a dark money campaign
Given Arpaio’s retaliatory proclivities, who is going fund a campaign against him?
Let Montgomery and Polk argue against legal pot
Although I disagree with them, I don’t think their public advocacy should be constrained by picayune restrictions.
Getting tougher on cops and softer on crooks
Some caution is in order before abandoning broken-windows policing and incapacitation sentencing.
Arizona’s House delegation of mavericks
There are no big personalities in Arizona’s delegation, but lots of interesting voting patterns.
Obama: Worst trade salesman ever
Obama’s claim to superior negotiating skills is unconvincing and doesn’t contribute much to the debate.
Jeb Bush’s bad week
As Bush’s bad week illustrated, foreign policy might not be such a GOP advantage for 2016.
The illegal flight of ed board staffers
Diane Douglas won the election and has all of the superintendent’s authority, including over the staff of the Board of Education.