Steller: Economic development policy core of Goldwater suit vs. Pima Space Ballooning | Latest Tim Steller columns | tucson.com

In 2015, for example, Scottsdale agreed to build $25 million hangars for Gemini Air Group, which is serving wealthy customers at Scottsdale Airpark. Gemini is paying back the construction cost via its lease, just as World View is scheduled to do with Pima County. I ask you to look at Goldwater’s history and point me […]

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Millions in taxpayer subsidies to a guy living under the roof of ASU who wants to eliminate public education

Right under the nose of Michael Crow, and brought to you by the same Arizona legislators who robbed our public school districts of billions of dollars in funding… Turns out William Boyes, founder and director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty [at Arizona State University], supports the elimination of public schools. In […]

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Scottsdale Airport Getting Facelift: Remodeled Terminal, Business Center | KJZZ

Officials say the project is estimated to cost $25 million and will be financed through city-issued bonds. Construction is set to begin next February. Unbelievable. Which is to say, “Unbelievable anywhere but Scottsdale.” The City of Scottsdale just BORROWED $12 million to fix potholes, and now we need a new airport terminal? Now we’ll add […]

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San Diego Promised New Money Would Pay for Petco Park

But a decade after the Padres’ first game there, the city’s spending millions to pay off the stadium. About $14 million – roughly 8 percent of city tourism taxes – is now being funneled toward Petco Park operations and related bond payments. That’s after the city collects rent and other revenues from the Padres. Last […]

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Welcome to the blog post for Market Freedom Alliance – No Crony Capitalism | Stop Crony Capitalism

What do you know, it’s our old friend Joe McCarthy Galli from the now-defunct North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. Investopedia defined Crony Capitalism as, “A description of capitalist society as being based on the close relationships between businessmen and the state. Instead of success being determined by a free market and the rule of law, […]

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The ongoing obituary of the Scottsdale Cultural Council

“Instead of a city of arts and culture, we are a city of entertainment,” [Agnese] Udinotti says. “It’s a party city now.” But Scottsdale’s arts scene has ebbed and flowed in the past. There’s a chance at another comeback, right? She’s cutting with her opinion.”It doesn’t come back.” Becky Bartkowski has penned a hard-hitting piece […]

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Doing the Math

Jim Lane got a little aggravated at me at the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce debate Wednesday at Grayhawk. His hot button is apparently the budget. He’s a former CPA, so it SHOULD be a hot button for him. He brags constantly about bringing a more business-like approach to city government. Ironically, I got dressed […]

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