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Tucson Mayor Regina Romero Celebrates the Receipt of $12.1 Million in Low or No Emission Grant for Electric Buses

After receiving $25 million from the Infrastructure R.A.I.S.E. program to help modernize the bridge on Twenty Second Street, the City of Tucson received another $12.1 million, courtesy of the Biden/Harris Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, from the Federal Transit Administration in the Low or No Emission Grants, to help fund the acquisition of additional electric vehicle buses, "clean energy infrastructure to decarbonize Tucson’s transportation sector." This is the third time in the last three years, Tucson has qualified for a Low

By |August 16th, 2022|Environment, Local Government|0 Comments

Insurrectionist Coup Plotter And QAnon Election Denier Mark Finchem Kept A ‘Treason Watch List’

CNN's K Files reports, Arizona Republican secretary of state nominee kept 'Treason Watch List' and posted about stockpiling ammunition on Pinterest: The Republican nominee for secretary of state in Arizona is a self-proclaimed member of the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers who repeatedly shared anti-government conspiracies and posts about stockpiling ammunition on social media. CNN's KFile team uncovered previously unreported posts from Mark Finchem, an Arizona state representative who won his party's nomination with the endorsement of former

By |August 16th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Politics|0 Comments

Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg Expected To Plead Guilty

The New York Times reports, Trump Executive Nears Plea Deal With Manhattan Prosecutors: Allen Weisselberg. Chief Financial Officer for the Trump Organization, Donald Trump’s family business who was charged with participating in a yearslong tax scheme is nearing a deal with Manhattan prosecutors but will not cooperate with a broader investigation into Mr. Trump, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. This is a decision by Alvin Bragg, the new Manhattan District Attorney. I have serious doubts

By |August 16th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

Election Denier Summit In Arizona Is A Bust: Grifters, Con Men, And Frauds

"This is how cons work: The stakes keep getting increased until the whole thing collapses." Philip Bump at the Washington Post reports, Another year, another high-profile voter-fraud summit goes bust: It was just over a year ago that MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell convened supporters and data experts in South Dakota for a multiday summit at which he pledged to show his evidence that foreign actors had interfered in the 2020 election. As presented, the idea was straightforward: Lindell, who

Yet Another Multi-State Criminal Conspiracy By The Trump Campaign To Overturn the 2020 Election

How is it possible that Sidney Powell has not yet been indicted for her central role in Trump's Coup Plot? The MAGA/QAnon Colorado county election clerk, Tina Peters, conspiring with the My Pillow Guy Coup Plotter and Big Lie election denier has received the most media attention for security breaches of voting machines. Last month, a Third arrest was made in alleged Colorado election security breach: The former elections manager for a Colorado clerk indicted on charges of tampering

By |August 16th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Elections, National Politics|1 Comment

AZ Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s debate schedule for General Election 2022

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission has set their candidate debate schedule for the General Election on Nov. 8, 2022. View schedule here: Candidate Debates | Citizens Clean Elections Commission (azcleanelections.gov)   Legislative debates all at 6 p.m. For Southern Arizona (will add later to the Events calendar once the candidates respond with RSVPs): LD 17 (open seats) - August 29 Senate: Mike Nickersen (D) vs. Justine Wadsack (R, upset State Senator Vince Leach in the primary) House (2

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego Applauds $16 Million in Infrastructure Funding Toward “Low-No” Emission Bussing

The Biden/Harris Administration has been good to Phoenix in the last week. On Thursday, August 11, the city received $25 million in a R.A.I.S.E. ((Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to build the "Rio Salado Bike and Pedestrian Bridge, which will cross the riverbed in alignment with 3rd Street.” The following day, the offices of Arizona Congressional House Representatives Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton (a former Phoenix Mayor) announced that the fifth

By |August 15th, 2022|Environment, Local Government|2 Comments

Donald Trump Made A Veiled Threat To Attorney General Merrick Garland After Search Warrant Executed (Updated)

Business Insider reports, Trump sent cryptic message to Merrick Garland before warrant was unsealed: 'The country is on fire. What can I do to reduce the heat?' Former President Donald Trump attempted to convey a cryptic message to Attorney General Merrick Garland following the FBI raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, The New York Times reported over the weekend. The report said Trump wanted Garland to know he had been speaking with people around the country who were

By |August 15th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|1 Comment

Fulton County Prosecutors Notify Rudy Giuliani He Is A Target Of Special Grand Jury Probe

CNN reports, Rudy Giuliani told by prosecutors he is a target in Georgia 2020 presidential election probe: Rudy Giuliani has been told by prosecutors in Georgia that he is a target of the special purpose grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies violated the law in their efforts to flip the 2020 election results in Georgia. A prosecutor from the Fulton County District Attorney’s office called Giuliani’s Georgia counsel on Monday to inform him that

By |August 15th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

NY Times Deep Dive Into The AZ GQP’s Anti-Democracy Experiment

Above: h/t New York Times Magazine. The New York Times Magazine has a lengthy long-form report on The Arizona Republican Party’s Anti-Democracy Experiment (excerpts): What a lede! R​​ose Sperry, a state committeewoman for Arizona’s G.O.P., answered immediately when I asked her to name the first Republican leader she admired. “I grew up during the time that Joe McCarthy was doing his talking,” Sperry, an energetic 81-year-old, said of the Wisconsin senator who in the 1950s infamously claimed Communists had infiltrated

By |August 15th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Politics|2 Comments

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