The Ninth Circuit says a ban on ballot harvesting isn’t illegal per se. But Arizona, unlike other states, can’t adopt it. That’s unfair and constitutionally suspect.
Monthly Archives: January 2020
State should keep increased taxes on internet sales
Economic conservatives want increased sales tax collections on internet purchases to be offset, calling it a tax hike. But taxes were owed on such transactions all along.
Ducey restoring Additional Assistance funding is a big deal
Fully restoring Additional Assistance funding the the schools in next year’s budget should put an end to a lawsuit and reset the education finance debate.
Ducey’s rhetoric on taxes and spending doesn’t match his actions
Tough talk on taxes and the spending lobby in the State of the State doesn’t fit how Ducey has actually governed, as a prudent centrist.
Bold state budget reform may fall short
Getting the budget done early would be good for the state and the Legislature. But it would be easier to accomplish that with a bipartisan budget.
War Power Resolutions are an empty political gesture
They would keep Trump from doing anything he’d do anyway. He’ll veto them nevertheless.
Problems with U.S. Middle East policy are deeper than Trump
Soleimani killing wasn’t impulsive or irrational. But it is yet more evidence that the United States needs to stop trying to manage Middle East geopolitics.
Why the disconnent between our dreadful politics and the generally good condition of the country and state?
For Reagan, an improved economy meant that it was morning in America. For Trump, it’s thunderstorms everywhere, all the time.