How did year one go for Scottsdale’s Museum of the West?

Scottsdale’s “Museum of the West” has thus far soaked up about $10 million in taxpayer funding, not including free land. Repeated objections to Mayor Jim Lane and the City Council about wildly optimistic attendance projections fell on deaf ears. Now, following the precedent established by the city’s contract with the Scottsdale Cultural Council, the public […]

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Scottsdale City Council permits BASIS Schools campus – Scottsdale Independent | Scottsdale Independent

I think it’s important to note for the record that in spite of all her big talk of support for SUSD, Virginia Korte actually made the first motion: to authorize the give away of valuable city right-of-way for no compensation to a privately-owned business for construction of the Basis campus…a subsidy to a direct competitor […]

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Even More Questions from a Citizen

With the election less than a week away, I’m still getting some good questions from voters trying to make the right choice. I appreciate their efforts. Here’s the latest: Dears sirs, I can’t tell the difference between you in the candidate information pamphlet.  Who is for limited spending, regulation, taxes, and payoffs to government employees […]

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More Political Animals

I’m not talking about the USA Network series starring Sigourney Weaver as a very thinly disguised Hillary Clinton (Winger opponents: I’ve never even watched a single episode, but that’s because the trailers look lame and not because of your rhetoric). I’m not talking about Rinos and Possums. I AM talking about javelina; the much maligned […]

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