This must be from la-la land. I know Bruce Wheeler and he said the truth about a D from Pima County, and I doubt very much he said that about the Rs. The Rs from Pima County have had plenty of clout which is sorely missing these days. If the Ds forgot to show up one day in Phoenix, no one would notice, except not being able to provide the "loyal oppostion" debates which is their role in political life. Having one more Republican, dare I say the only R in the City of Tucson limits given the loss of an R in LD 2 , which is a multiple county district, will keep the City of Tucson and Pima County's voice in the majority caucus. And that is most important, as political decisions and committee chairmen emanate from there, not from the minority caucuses.
Arizona is an "at will" employment state which means you can fire anybody for anything, as long as it does not violate some law on the books. Even bueaty queens who get fat and violate their contract.
You have gotten she and the City Council ran Rio Nuevo prior to the legislature taking it away in 2010, what a wonderful job that was!
One thing missed by the media in Tucson is Rep. Friese is in the minority in Phoenix, the Republicans have controlled the House since 1966 with no interruptions by the Democrats since than until now and not likely to in the future. Thus, whatever he has to add to the debate is as the loyal opposition, which means what he proposes will not get enacted. If he did not show up no one would know it in Phoenix, or care. It is time for Tucson to elect Republicans to the House so they can particpate in the GOP caucus where the decisions are made.
Another reason to be glad Caterpillar is here.
Has it reopened?
I read the Republic stats, and they are very deceiving. They counted only state aid to the public schools, did not count the property tax funneled into the schools nor the federal aid, which approaches $10K not the less than $5K they said. Aldo missing from the equation is this $10K not being spent on those who are using the tax credits, and if you look at the Catholic schools most of the aid is going to low income Laitno schools, and there are more requests for space in them than is curretly available, with a number of new schools opening.
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