Archive for March 2013

Still smoldering in the ashes, Phoenix far from rising

Mar 28th, 2013 | By
Still smoldering in the ashes, Phoenix far from rising

The continuation of the food tax is the least of Phoenix’s worries. The Great Recession along with Arizona’s housing bust ensured we’d feel the pain of an economy dependant on growth for many, many years. Though the Mayor is getting a lot of flack for a broken campaign promise, the reality is we were misled

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‘Show Me Your Genitals’ bill more glamorous than crimes against kids

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
‘Show Me Your Genitals’ bill more glamorous than crimes against kids

“While the legislature’s leadership ignores efforts to target pimps who sell children for sex, Kavanagh is worried about bathroom etiquette.” This was a quote on my Facebook page from retired Mesa police officer Bill Richardson after I expressed my dismay over Representative John Kavanagh’s bill, SB1432, which would criminalize using the wrong bathroom. Kavanagh is

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Holding schools accountable without punishing kids

Mar 14th, 2013 | By
Holding schools accountable without punishing kids

Arizona’s first school accountability bill is working its way through the state legislature. SB1444 would base a portion of schools’ state funding on performance, starting at 1 percent the first year and incrementally increasing to a total of 5 percent after five years. The ‘performance funding’ as it’s called, is based on two factors: overall

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From gun buybacks to gay rights, City of Phoenix making headlines

Mar 4th, 2013 | By

On this week’s Sunday Square Off, host Brahm Resnik asks, “Who’s school safety plan is better? Mayor Stanton’s or Sheriff Arpaio’s?”   In the race for Arizona’s Attorney General, will Terry Goddard challenge Felecia Rotellini in the Democratic primary? Will anyone in the Republican party challenge Tom Horne?   LGBT Ordinance… good or bad for

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