Flake and McCain killed earmarks, an important conservative victory. Trump embraced deficit-swelling Keynesian stimulus. Yet it is Flake and McCain who are pariahs in today’s GOP.
The Legislature should have a greater role in declaring emergencies. But the laws about what additional powers can be exercised in an emergency also need an overhaul.
Allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees would dramatically improve the state’s trajectory. A bill moving through the Legislature has unnecessary and harmful limitations, particularly for here in Maricopa County. Nevertheless, it’s time for this idea to gain a toehold in reality.
If there is to be a limited number of off-reservation gambling licenses, they should go to the highest qualified bidder, not given to politically favored organizations for a price to be determined later.
Superintendent Kathy Hoffman gets slippy and disingenious about “fully funding” schools, while not standing against privilege where it really exists.
Don’t restrict mail and early ballot alternatives. Do keep ballots out of the hands of political activists and reduce the number of blank, unused ballots floating around.
A recent high court decision could give the state Constitution’s anti-subsidy clause new life and greater reach.
Investment markets need protection, from both short-sellers and social-media mobs.
Senate Republicans are demanding that Maricopa County supervisors break the law to faciliate an election review that won’t be credible or trustworthy.
Although she deserves credit for taking the political heat, the virtual filibuster promotes gridlock, not bipartisanship. Budget reconciliation will pose a truer test of Sinema’s commitment to bipartisanship.