Jonathan Martin 
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Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 32. A No-More-Funding Side Step

The problem with 123 is that it settled the lawsuit. There is no legal recourse now. Good luck with electing different people. I really doubt that will happen. The only thing left is to figure out how to make do with less. If job losses continue here, funding cuts will follow.

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Posted by Jonathan Martin on 06/20/2016 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Prove Me Wrong, Gov. Ducey. Please, Prove Me Wrong.

Read Prop 123. It changes the State Constitution. A budget shortfall allows the Legislature to cut education funding even more. There are triggers built into it. Prop 123 overturns voter mandated inflation funding. Education funding is an Arizona Constitutional priority. Prop 123 will make it the Legislature's step child.

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Posted by Jonathan Martin on 12/30/2015 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Prove Me Wrong, Gov. Ducey. Please, Prove Me Wrong.

DO NOT VOTE YES ON PROP 123! You will be giving the opponents of traditional district schools permission to finish the destruction. The Legislature may pretend to increase funding in the upcoming budget, but it won't last past the May vote on 123. It will be a bait and switch. The majority in the Legislature envision all AZ kids attending their "for profit" charters. YOU KNOW THAT! Yes, the failure of 123 will mean hard times for schools. I work for a school district. I know first hand what it means. Consider that a large majority of overrides and bonds passed this last November. VOTE NO on 123 and let the Legislature explain to those voters why there is no funding increase. Hard times will come with a NO vote, but harder times will come with a YES. Take a stand against crony capitalism. Do what's right, not what's expedient. Vote NO on 123.

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Posted by Jonathan Martin on 12/30/2015 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Oak Flat, Grand Canyon Among America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Subsidence absolutely occurred at San Manuel. See pictures on p6. http://repository.azgs.az.gov/sites/defaul…

Note that Magma Copper Company mined under Oak Flats for decades without affecting the surface. Magma used the "cut and fill" method. Resolution could go forward with mining the area if they did the same.

Posted by Jonathan Martin on 07/06/2015 at 7:34 PM

Re: “One Petition, Two Facebook Pages: Can Arizona Recall Doug Ducey?

I did some research regarding the recall process in Arizona. The number of signatures to trigger a recall election is 25% of the votes cast for that office in the last election. There were 1,506,416 votes cast for Governor so 376,604 VALID signatures must be collected in 120 days. A 60% buffer means a goal of 602,566 signatures. In the last election 626,921 voted for DuVal. Triggering an election is VERY doable. BUT...Ducey got 805,062 votes. 701,354 voted for someone else. Which means the opposition candidate must get more than 52,000 people who voted for Ducey previously to vote for him instead. Statewide, are there that many people pissed off at Ducey? Thoughts?

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Posted by Jonathan Martin on 03/09/2015 at 8:37 PM

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