Gov. Doug Ducey is a stooge of the Koch Brothers, who fund him with dark money and instruct him on their anti-education agenda.
In a stunning new poll of Arizona voters, 59 percent of Republicans, Independents and Democrats combined said that they want someone else to lead the state besides incumbent Doug Ducey.
Only 26 percent of voters said Ducey should serve another term and 15 percent said they were unsure in the new June 26, 2018, NBC-Marist poll.
Confirming how fed up Arizonans are with Gov. Ducey, a June 25 Emerson College ePoll reports that Ducey has a lower approval rating (31%) than President Trump (43%) in Arizona and that a majority of voters (64%) think education funding is not enough.
Devastated public schools
Under Ducey, Arizona ranks 48th for public school funding and dead last in the nation for teacher pay. Arizona has cut more from education funding than any other state in the nation, a decline of more than 35%. Continue reading
Posted in Arizona State Legislature, Budgets, Campaigns, Charter Schools, Crime, Economics, Education, Elections, Governor, Gun Policies, Larry Bodine, Legislation, Polling, Tucson
Tagged #RedForEd, Arizona State University, Emerson College, Koch Brothers, Outlaw Dirty Money, President Trump, Prop 305, University of Arizona
The case of Andre Maestas, a student at Arizona State University and a medical marijuana card holder, is a prime example of what’s wrong with Arizona’s drug enforcement policies and our conflicting laws.
Marijuana prohibition zealot and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery filed felony marijuana possession charges against Maestas because he had 0.6 grams of marijuana and smoking paraphernalia in his dorm room. (0.6 grams is approximately a teaspoon of pot.)
How could a medical marijuana patient be charged with felony possession– especially for such a tiny amount? Patients are allowed to possess and purchase up to 2.5 ounces of pot every two weeks. Maestas had 0.02 ounces. (Did I mention that Maestas is black?)
Apparently, Maestas was charged and found guilty under a 2012 law passed by the Arizona Legislature (and backed by the universities) which bans medical pot on college campuses. Maestas’ case claims the 2012 law– which changes the 2010 voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act– is illegal because of the 1998 voter-approved Voter Protection Act, which prohibits the Legislature from changing or over-turning citizen initiatives. (The Voter Protection Act was passed two years after Arizona voters overwhelmingly passed medical marijuana the first time.) So far– the courts are not buying Maestas’ argument, and he is scheduled to be sentenced in early October. What’s wrong with this picture?
Posted in Arizona State Legislature, Civil Rights, Drug Policy, Elections, Ethics, GOP War On..., Justice, Law Enforcement, Pamela Powers Hannley
Tagged Andre Maestas, Arizona Legislature, Arizona State University, marijuana, marijuana legalization, medical marijuana, racial profiling
Big Territorial Cup rivalry game and last home UA Wildcats football game coming up on Friday November 28, 1:30 p.m. kickoff at AZ Stadium.
If you don’t have tickets and don’t have plans to watch it on at a sports bar, drop by the independent Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway to watch it on the BIG screen (the biggest in Tucson). And it’s absolutely FREE.
UA Wildcats #11 vs. Arizona State University’s Sun Devils #13
All the fun starts at 1:30 p.m. and the game usually goes on for 3 hours. But you can purchase popcorn, snacks, mimosas, beer & wine at their lobby counter. Here’s the concession options: https://loftcinema.com/about/concessions/
And since my professor husband teaches at the UA and our son graduated from there with 2 Bachelor’s degrees, guess which team we are cheering for?
More info: https://loftcinema.com/film/u-of-a-vs-asu-game-on-the-big-screen/