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Governor Katie Hobbs Will Begin Her Administration With A Water (And Power) Crisis

Above: Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell. For eight years, climate denier Gov. Doug Ducey and his climate denier GQP-controlled Arizona legislature did little to nothing to address the impending water crisis long predicted to result from an historic megadrought in the western U.S. Their response was always "mañana." Last July Gov. Ducey signed landmark $1.2 billion ‘water protection’ bill: The legislation will put $1 billion in the new Water Infrastructure Finance Authority, allowing the state to buy and own

By |December 2nd, 2022|AZ Politics, Economics, Environment|0 Comments

Once Again, AZ School Districts Call For A Special Session To Fix The Fiscal Cliff Crisis Of The Education Aggregate Spending Limit

Update to AZ School Districts Call For A Special Session To Fix The Fiscal Cliff Crisis Of The Education Aggregate Spending Limit (Sept. 2022). Still waiting! Gov. Doug Ducey is the self-proclaimed "education governor" (see above PR stunt). What a crock of shit. No Governor has been more successful in destroying public education in Arizona in pursuit of the GQP agenda to privatize public education into a for-profit private held business from which legislators can financially profit, even while

By |December 2nd, 2022|AZ Government, AZ Politics, Education, Tax Policy|0 Comments

Strong November Jobs And Earnings Report Gives Corporate Media Rooting For A Recession A Sad

Wall Street and corporate media are rooting for the Federal Reserve to cause a big spike in unemployment and even trigger a recession as the only means to tamping down inflation. Corporate media rarely reports on how more than half the rate of inflation is due to corporate price gouging to increase profits, make stock buy backs, and pay dividends to the investor class aka the predator class. Just look at today's reporting decrying the fact that the economy

By |December 2nd, 2022|Economics, National Politics|0 Comments

The Insane Absurdity of AZ Election Denialists

There is a truly absurd fact at the center of the election denialism of Lake, Hamadeh, Finchem, and others: if Cochise County had failed to certify their election results, the consequence would be the election of more Democrats. Deniers are accusing Governor-Elect Hobbs of threats and intimidation against the Cochise Board for saying that she would seek the enforcement of the law (ARS 16-642, et seq.), despite the fact that Hobbs is fighting to ensure that mostly Republican votes

By |December 1st, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Politics, Courts & Law|0 Comments

11th Circuit Court of Appeals Tosses Judge Cannon’s Order For Special Master In Mar-a-Lago Classified Documents

NBC News reports, In a major setback for Trump, an appeals court ends the special master's review of seized Mar-a-Lago records: A federal appeals court Thursday ruled that a judge’s order appointing a special master to review documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort should be dismissed. Read the full ruling here. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit lifts earlier restrictions on the Justice Department’s examination of classified documents and other records and

By |December 1st, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

Update: Senate Passes Rail Labor Agreement; Paid Sick Leave Bill Filibustered By Republicans

Update to House Passes Rail Labor Agreement And Separate Paid Sick Leave Bill. The Hill reports, Senate votes to avert costly rail strike: The Senate voted Thursday to avert a costly nationwide rail strike next week that lawmakers in both parties worried would shut down much of the economy and further add to inflation. Senators voted 80 to 15 for a House-passed bill to implement the labor agreement between freight rail carriers and unionized workers brokered brokered by the

By |December 1st, 2022|Economics, National Politics|0 Comments

Court Grants Maricopa County’s Motion For Sanctions Against Attorneys For Kari Lake And Mark Finchem

Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi Threw Out ‘Conjectural’ Arizona Lawsuit That Demanded Ban on Electronic Voting Machines: Kari Lake (R) sued Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) in April, alleging that the electronic voting machines used in state elections were at risk of hacking, election tampering, and voter fraud. State lawmaker Mark Finchem, the GOP candidate for Secretary of State, joined Lake in the case, which also named members Board of Supervisors for Maricopa and

By |December 1st, 2022|Courts & Law|0 Comments

The Credit Card Competition Act (CCCA) is Bad for Consumers

With inflation hitting all-time highs and consumers struggling to afford the basics like rent and groceries, it is encouraging to see that some members of Congress are putting us at the top of their agendas. Congress recently passed the Inflation Reduction Act, just one of the policies coming out of Washington that gives our communities a much-needed boost especially our most marginalized. Unfortunately, not everyone has consumers' best interests at heart. Over a decade ago, Congress passed an amendment

By |December 1st, 2022|Courts & Law, Economics|1 Comment

Judge Issues Writ Of Mandamus To Cochise County Supervisors – They Have Until 5:00 p.m. To Certify The Canvass Of The Vote (Update: Vote Certified!)

A very brief summation of the Court hearing: No notice of appearance by counsel was filed, so the individual county supervisors appeared representing themselves individually. Judge McGinley finds it is appropriate to proceed without assistance of counsel given the nature of the case. Supervisor Crosby moved for a delay of proceedings for 4-5 days to allow counsel they tried to hire, but who did not file an appearance, to get up to speed. This motion was denied because it would

By |December 1st, 2022|AZ Elections, Courts & Law|3 Comments

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