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.
Has Las Brasas reopened? Please be true or did they relocate? Greatest carne asada here. Also, Leo's Mexican Restaurant should have been in your list, on Speedway and Rosemont.
AZ Tax Research Associartion has just come out with a factual rebuttal of the various statistics on school spending in this issue, suffice to say, statistics can still be the best lie out there when used to politicize an issue. Hooray for ATRA!
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