Ducey’s education funding plan is probably enough to keep an education-business coalition to pass a tax increase he would oppose from forming.
In his State of the State address, Ducey offered a colorless politics, largely drained of ideological content, similar to the pivot Bill Clinton made after the 1994 election.
For a court generally bent on unanimity, a case involving warrantless GPS tracking of a suspected drug trafficker produces four separate opinions.
Even when commercial development occurs on land previously tax-exempt, such as the State Farm complex on ASU land at Tempe Town Lake, allowing it to remain tax-exempt robs other taxing jurisdictions of the benefits of commercial property growth.
In his annual report, there’s not much of Ducey the crusading conservative reformer who ran for election in 2014.
McCain and Flake aren’t “putting party above country” in voting for the GOP tax reform bill. And what’s the case, moral or economic, for taking 45 percent of the next dollar anyone earns, however rich?
A group of businessmen proposes going to the ballot with a big tax hike in 2020. That puts at risk funding the schools already have.
A proposed Tempe charter amendment/ordinance and a statewide initiative requires independent expenditure campaigns to report the “original source” of their funding. That’s not always clear.
I try to explain Trump’s political allure to my son. I do not succeed.