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Bankrupting America’s Wednesday Waste

Posted: February 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm   /   Politics

Wednesday Waste: Over-Furnished and Under-Funded At a time when Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is proposing $1.9 billion in new taxes to help close the commonwealth’s fiscal shortfalls, the state somehow found $8 million to spend on furniture in FY 2012 alone. You read that right – furniture. Things upon which people and objects sit. In one instance, the Massachusetts Division of […]

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Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Larry Pickard Endorses Lisa Gray for County Chairman

Posted: January 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Phoenix – Larry Pickard, a successful Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party, knows what it takes to build an effective grassroots party that gets candidates elected. “I have watched Lisa Gray in action as she built an award-winning district, led successful fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts, and helped the No-on-121 committee soundly defeat the Top Two Primary […]

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House Majority Whip Debbie Lesko Endorses Lisa Gray for Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Phoenix – House Majority Whip and Legislative District 21 Representative, Debbie Lesko has endorsed Lisa Gray for Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. “I wholeheartedly support Lisa and her candidacy for Chairman of our County Party. Lisa is a proven leader, full of energy and is passionate about the Republican Party. Under her leadership […]

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Prop 121 — pushing up daisies?

Posted: October 26, 2012 at 10:30 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Prop 121 would create a top two primary system that would eliminate partisan primaries in favor of so-called “open elections.”  Numerous arguments have been made by citizens of nearly every political viewpoint as to why the change advocated for by the Open Government Committee is a bad idea. The biggest reason Prop 121 has struggled […]

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Quality Education and Jobs chair sounds uneducated, unprofessional

Posted: September 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

Ann-Eve Pedersen, the chair of the Quality Education and Jobs initiative, made a rather appalling statement to the press in an interview about the recent Prop 204 debate. From the Yellow Sheet Report: But Pedersen told our reporter that she has her own work cut out for her in trying to fact-check Ducey, especially in a […]

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Power to the Patrons

Posted: September 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Obama takes us back to the Tammany Hall era There has been a mass hesitancy to judge President Obama for anything beyond his most quantitative of failures:  absurd levels of unemployment, a skyrocketing national debt, and rising energy prices.  This is a huge liability for those hoping to see a change at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue […]

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VIDEO: Obama’s Style

Posted: September 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

It’s rush season at colleges and universities across the country.  Coeds pull out their best clothes and put on their big smiles, tease a few boys and participate in a lot of sorority and frat parties while being observed as potential invitees.  For a few weeks every fall, the social lives of the Greek-inclined are […]

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Bank of America to cut 16,000 jobs

Posted: September 21, 2012 at 7:30 am   /   Elections, Politics

Is this the recovery we’re all still patiently waiting for? From WSJ: Bank of America Corp. BAC -1.08% is accelerating a broad cost-cutting plan and has set a target of shedding 16,000 jobs by year’s end—cuts that would see the company relinquish its title as U.S. banking’s largest employer. The reductions for the final six months of the year, […]

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Proposition 204 Arizona: Bad Ballot Box Budgeting

Posted: September 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Proposition 204 Arizona: Bad Ballot Box Budgeting Proposition 204 – the so-called Quality Education and Jobs Initiative – is the worst form of “ballot-box budgeting” that sidesteps the state legislature and violates the intent of the state constitution. Arizona is one of 24 states that give citizens the right to legislate through the initiative process. […]

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