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Re: “Board of Supes Set To Discuss Christy Proposal for Countywide Sales Tax for Roads

YES!

Great job Steve Christy ... put part of the cost on the shoulders of EVERYONE who uses the roads (i.e., snowbirds, gem show visitors and tens of thousands of other short term tourists) -- and not entirely on the backs of property owners.

And while we are at it, local gov't should continue to roll back property taxes to MORE sales tax initiatives (like Chuckleberry would like to initiate).

When will all the leadership of Tucson going to realize that we have a huge, temporary population that comes here and uses our resources WITHOUT PAYING FOR THEM?

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Posted by Danehick Sux on 10/16/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Board of Supes Set To Discuss Christy Proposal for Countywide Sales Tax for Roads

"The RTA has the confidence of the entire community." Uh, no it doesn't. The actual ballot proposition was riddled with fraud, including the outcome of the proposition. Many complained that it ignored real problems in an effort to create bus pullouts and unnecessary window dressing rather than deal with tough issues like crosstown inner loop road systems and Houghton north to Snyder Road and connecting that with Sunrise to the west.

But then wasn't the necessary land owned by car dealers? Don't tax me to play your games. Over taxed enough, and besides, more stop lights simply add to the delays and congestion.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/16/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Koch Brothers Infiltrate Pima County Schools With a High School Econ Course

I have searched for that and would also like to read it. I thought it should have been public record but I have not been able to find it anywhere.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/16/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Koch Brothers Infiltrate Pima County Schools With a High School Econ Course

Thank you for the information on how the Freedom curriculum got into a few TUSD high schools, Betts Putnam-Hidalgo. Interesting.

Could you provide some clarification on a few other TUSD curricular process & transparency issues:

On what date was the MAS curriculum approved by the TUSD Board? Id like to go into the archives and read the minutes, and also the agenda for that meeting together with whatever curricular materials were attached for public review.

In the past few months as the MAS trial was approaching, I have repeatedly done web searches to try to access a complete curriculum plan and readings list for MAS. If I understood what I heard RE the recent trial correctly, evidence was presented that the State Department of Education was never provided with a complete curriculum to review during the time when it was trying to respond to complaints it had received about MAS. There were just pieces here and there which had to be evaluated without understanding the larger curricular context in which they were embedded.

If there is a link to complete MAS curriculum materials, please provide it. I doubt that after all the recent media discussion, Im the only member of the public who would like to be given the opportunity to review that curriculum in full so we can better assess the validity of the claims being made about it in both sides of the political spectrum.

Thanks in advance for your help with this...

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Posted by Looking for consistency in transparency & process on 10/16/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Town and County Officials Say Supervisor Miller is Misleading the Public on Bond Issue

Well, its politics and screwing Citizens over again and again... Rhey nicke and dme us to death, and nothing really gets done.

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Posted by MsAzSunshine on 10/16/2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Koch Brothers Infiltrate Pima County Schools With a High School Econ Course

Just like Hitler and his henchmen you have to get the impressionable minds before they have been influenced by liberty, equality, and fraternity , to replace them with regimented control, white superiority, and narcissistic behavior. The one thing that you have to always remember is that, "if a Republican ever does anything for you that seems generous and reasonable , you can bet your last dollar that they have set an inescapable trap inside a well concocted enticement that will make it seems as if you have destroyed yourself instead of them doing it to you. Somewhat like the "SAW" movie. Never ever under any circumstance trust a Republican!

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Posted by Beneal Good on 10/16/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

and dont forget Sean Noble Koch brothers , intro man, who is MORMON, this is what is behing all this, MORMONS taking over government !!! When are people going to wake up in AZ . Do not vote for Ducey he is their puppet .

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Posted by jill schafer on 10/16/2017 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Koch Brothers Infiltrate Pima County Schools With a High School Econ Course

The difference between the MAS program and the Koch program is that one indicates that it is teaching a particular lens on history, and does not pretend to teach all history. The other, however, DOES totalize itself--that is, it purports to teach Ethics, Economy and Entrepreneurship without at all indicating that it is teaching a LIBERTARIAN ethics (?!) including a very one sided Economy and Entrepreneurship. Other than that, though, the writer is correct above--the course was "approved" on a day that there was no Board meeting (as confirmed by Mary Alice Wallace who knows the schedules and the archives) and the textbook appears to have only been confirmed by being bought and paid for (according to FOIA information). According to publisher and Freedom Center information, the course can only be offered in high schools where the administration has committed, prior to its teachers taking the summer 2015 workshop, to hold the course--so one wonders who, during the Sanchez administration, offered so many assurances that the class would be held. Of course given the revolving door of friends from Texas and local administrators, many with very questionable qualifications for those jobs, there is no one from that era left at 1010 in those positions who can answer for how the course ever got authorized to begin with. But Board authorization, unless gathered in famous Board one on one's, never took place.

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 10/16/2017 at 5:51 AM

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