A special taxing district is appropriate to pay for Chase Field renovations. Not to provide tax-exempt financing for an adjacent hotel and shopping center.
Monthly Archives: April 2021
Biden is right, again, about Afghanistan
Over the years, Biden has been more right than most about both Afghanistan and Iraq. He is again in withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Don’t give up the fight on city elections
Contrary to the Arizona Supreme Court, there is a statewide interest in having city candidate elections when the turnout will be greatest. Republicans should put the question before voters.
Ducey got played on gambling expansion
If a massive expansion of gambling in Arizona was Ducey’s legacy project, a lot about it stinks.
Biden’s Central America aid plan won’t solve border problems
The track record of U.S. foreign aid producing good governance and improving economic conditions is abysmal.
Even progressives should rethink corporate income taxes
The corporate income tax, which Biden wants to hike to fund his American Jobs Plan, is volative and complex. There are better ways to use business to collect government revenue.
Who’s playing politics with COVID-19? Everyone.
It’s amusing watching Kate Gallego play politics while accusing Doug Ducey of playing politics in the management of Covid.
Republicans support free markets, except when they don’t
Two obscure bills in the Arizona Legislature illustrate the crosscurrents in the GOP’s relationship to business and support for free-market principles.
Will there be a second tea party movement?
Biden is spending even more than Obama. But if there is a second tea party movement, GOP is more poorly positioned to benefit from it.
Ducey continues to get Covid balance right
Critics are materially misrepresenting his position and the status of community risk in the state.