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.
The white paper says that the chief threat to the United States is geopolitical competition with China and Russia. Trump barely mentioned it in passing.
In recent court decisions, Trump won one (travel ban) and lost one (defunding sanctuary cities). In both cases, the courts got the separation of powers right.
Taxes, North Korea, Trump, and the Arizona political highlights of 2017.
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?