Charles Smith 
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Re: “Business Leaders Say, Raise Taxes to Fund Schools

What ever happened to the Money, that the courts said that the State Owed Education as a result of the lawsuit that Ducey lost while State Treasurer. I know that he felt that Prop 301increased funding, but it seems like the $3B from that lawsuit just evaporated and the State has never paid it. 301 did not have anything in it that would absolve the State of the obligation. What happened

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Posted by Charles Smith on 09/18/2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Is the Strong Start Tucson Initiative a Good Idea?

Isn't this initiative a system where Vouchers are provided to send kids to Private School. Albeit that it is locally produced. But if the Public Tax Supported Voucher system starts with Preschool, how much more would it take for Vouchers to become the norm for All Students. Maybe the City should look at PreSchool supported by the existing Public School system?

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Posted by Charles Smith on 08/07/2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

Why is this not a Bond Election rather than a Sales Tax? As the article points out, the 2012 Bond Election Moneys were properly spent.
The problem that I have with the Sales Tax is that from the Beginning of the Year (January 1, 2017) All Sales Tax Collections are now processed through the Arizona Department of Revenue in Phoenix. And we know how much Phoenix and the State want to take the Tucson and Pima County funds to be used in other parts of the State. (Where are all of our HURF Funds?)
Even the Chamber says the City has been spending the Bond Funds properly.

This election should be a Bond Election rather than a Sales Tax Election.

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Posted by Charles Smith on 04/27/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Rural Resistance

And Kreuntz lived near Douglas. Almost 200 miles away.

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Posted by Charles Smith on 02/16/2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Here's What the Arizona Budget Has Money For

I actually think that the Legislature is taking its time on the budget while waiting for the Special Election on Prop 123. If it passes, then they can redo the budget and again remove the funding for the schools.
Either the results of the Prop 123 Election need to be withheld from release or the Budget needs to be signed before May 17.

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Posted by Charles Smith on 05/04/2016 at 7:39 AM

Re: “John C. Scott Now Working on County Attorney LaWall Re-Elect Campaign

Vote for Joel Feinman! He's not Barbara LaWall...

Also, explain the claps of PowerTalk1210.

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Posted by Charles Smith on 02/19/2016 at 8:00 PM

Re: “In the Wake of Voter Rejection of Bond Package, Tucson Mayor Rothschild Says City May Need To Go It Alone

Maybe some of the bonds might have passed if a noted supporter of the Bonds was not someone who keeps demanding that the City buy his closed hotel downtown and let him run it so that he would not have to pay property taxes. Or other supporters who use their corporations to avoid paying property taxes?

How about next time the County wants to pass a bond proposal, instead of saying how much it would cost the owner of a $150,000 home, the County says how much it would cost Raytheon, Asarco, and the other big corporations in Property taxes

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Posted by Charles Smith on 11/05/2015 at 7:49 AM

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