Credit where it's due - thanks Gov. Brewer. Wow that feels weird.
Apparently Mr. Franks and altogether too many like him would prefer an America in which everyone keeps and bears arms and nobody gets to make her own decisions regarding pregnancy and child bearing.
Thanks for the good reporting combined with reasonable opinions.
Nearly every time Frantic Frank Rantenori opens his mouth he exposes more than his dental work. He makes clear his lack of respect for any and all who may disagree with him, his overweening ambition and his forgetfulness of what has got him to his present position of eminence: his 20 years of living in a socialist society, aka the US Army, followed dy 9 years of employment by a government contractor. C'mon Frank,lighten up.
Others have said it but let me add my voice: I seldom agree with Governor Brewer but she is spot on regarding the expansion of AHCCCS. What I would consider obstinacy if I disagreed is in this case sheer determination that the common good shall be achieved. It's a shame that the budget and the Medicaid bill won't pass unanimously but the shame is on those members of the majority party who care more for their ideology than for the people of Arizona, especially those less economically secure than themselves.
My question is simple: Will he turn off the AC at the schools that have been shuttered? I live across the street from Schumaker Elementary and the AC has been going full tilt for the week now that it's been boarded up.
After 10 yrs there, I sadly had to leave Tucson in '84 due to business. What I have never been able to understand is why you folks keep electing Sen. McCain?
In the next couple of years Arizona will be "Fundamentally Transformed" thanks to McCain & Obama. I've seen news reports that many of my old camping grounds are "Enter At Your Own Risk" now. McCain's failure to protect his own state's southern border says volumes. I wish you all only the best of luck!
If the City had not wasted all the money on the stupid "light Rail"..ah "Modern Street car"... or.."Neighborhood Trolley"... what ever it's called this week, there would be money to actually help people. The LibDumbs running this city don't care about what works, just their pet projects.
Adelita Grijalva wanted this guy and her and her sycophants are the board majority so that's that. Thank goodness my kids aren't in TUSD.
Unfortunately Az Dad, this is Arizona and these throwbacks do represent the throwbacks who make up the majority here.
How else do you explain the fact that the same kind of miscreant keeps getting elected year after year?
Arizona is a beautiful state populated by some really ugly minds.
Sounds like typical Arizona Republican "values" to me.
Sounds like a Republican to me.
When Amphi chose Vicki Ballantine as their supe, the board created a citizens committee to review and score applications. The ten finalists were scored down to three finalists and then those finalists attended community forums and answered questions. Those meetings were well attended, considering how small Amphi is compared to TUSD.
Dr. Sanchez may be a fine man, but sending just one candidate to the community was the wrong thing to do. It eliminated the community input and potential support necessary for a candidate to be successful. I will always wonder, why the board didn't allow other applicants to be vetted by the stakeholders.
It looks like the fix is in. How could they have only one finalist? This kind of thing will be happening all over the country in Schumer's amnesty bill goes through.
Let me think about this. Medicaid expansion in AZ will increase employment in the medical fields. The hospitals in AZ will be paid thru Medicaid for more of their low income patients. Following our current laws, the hospitals must treat all patients, whether they can pay or not. More low income residents will be able to receive preventive medical care. Voting in the Medicaid expansion will mean AZ receives $8B total from the federal government, covering AZ's additional Medicaid costs.
Sounds like it's a good idea to vote for medicaid expansion. In fact, I don't see why any logical person would vote against it.
Ed, ya shoulda been there.
I was disappointed by the small turnout for HT Sanchez's forum. The audience was comprised mostly of TUSD teachers - but it was on short notice. Good to see the governing board was there, as was Sylvia Campoy who represents the Montoya plaintiff in the deseg case. There's a few other people I can think of that should have been there.
And of course, Sanchez presented himself well.
Applause was understandably polite - we've all gotten sick on this ride before.
Mari, you've probably gotten nauseous a few time over the years of covering this - what did you think of him?
I have concerns, but I'm proud to say I'm still hopeful.
Seems like a huge waste of money to widen Grant rd. Why not
make Grant one way Eastbound and make Speedway one way
Westbount and save a few million dollars.
Huummmm! I have to wonder "where" his teenage son got his Racist attitude and vocabulary from? I'm sure he didn't get any of it from his father.
Ed, it's part of the deseg plan, so who ever get's this job is still gonna have to deal with things like Chicano literature, etc. We may as well find out what he thinks, but hell math and science are still part of the curriculum ... you didn't think Tom Horne would let us get rid of that, did you?
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