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.
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.
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.
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.
The state should stay in control to ensure the opportunities of a sharing economy. But local governments should have greater latitude to protect the peaceful order of residential neighborhoods.
Discretionary additional dollars are best for education. Earmarking them for a school safety grant program was troubling enough before Ducey’s intervention on behalf of a single school.
Although prosecutors haven’t proven a thing in court, virtually everything Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen owns has been seized.
A federal judge continues to micromanage the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, even though Penzone isn’t doing anything remotely similar to Arpaio’s immigration sweeps.
A federal judge is trying to force reinstatement of a fired Senate Democratic staffer, whom a jury found was discriminated against. Given the nature of the job, that’s the wrong remedy.
The route the supervisors have chosen will cost taxpayers a bundle, and very well may fail.