Fee or Tax? Either Shows Failure

The vehicle registration fee enacted last April by Governor Ducey and the Republican Legislature is showing up on registration renewal notices and causing an internal firefight among Republicans.  The underlying problem for all Arizona Republicans is their failure to recognize that governing costs money and someone has got to pay for it. In this case, […]

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O’Halleran is a fiscally responsible representative

House Republicans proposed an additional $646 billion in tax cuts this week — a number that could grow to roughly $2 trillion over a decade. Having come under criticism for favoring corporations over individuals in the December 2017 Tax Scam, House Republicans are now pushing a bill to make the individual tax cuts permanent. But […]

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House Republicans Are Gaslighting Their Constituents

House Republicans proposed an additional $646 billion in tax cuts this week — a number that could grow to roughly $2 trillion over a decade. Background: The tax cuts for individuals under the original Republican tax law pushed through in December 2017 are mostly set to expire by 2025. Only the law’s tax changes for corporations were permanent […]

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What Is the “Invest in Education” Ballot Initiative?

It’s a gamble on a tight deadline. An advocacy group has filed an initiative with the Secretary of State called the “Invest in Education Act” that would go on the ballot in November if 150,642 signatures are raised between now and July 5.  That’s a lot of signatures! The Dark Money ballot intiative has been […]

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“We Don’t Need No Education”

Thanks to Nobel-Prize-Winning Economist Paul Krugman for writing yesterday’s column in the New York Times explaining why Republicans ended up at war with America’s schoolteachers. Here are some excerpts: “At the state and local levels, the conservative obsession with tax cuts has forced the G.O.P. into what amounts to a war on education, and in […]

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Too much pulp, not enough substance

Democrats [do] stand together for their own policies of fair taxes across all income groups to pay for a national government that provides an equitable justice system, conservation of national resources, respect for all peoples, and excellent education in every neighborhood. Why don’t the papers report that? Read more from Harriet Young’s Letter to the […]

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Democrats Propose Funding for Infrastructure with a Better Tax Plan

#Ever since Republican’s crammed their tax bill down Americans’ throats at the end of 2017, they have been looking for ways to pay for the $1.5-$2.1 trillion dollar deficit that their new law is projected to create. House Speaker Paul Ryan has his eye on cutting Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. Trump plans to gut […]

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Pelosi Visits Arizona – Delivers Message on Taxes and Deficit

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited Arizona this week to deliver this message: The GOP plan couldn’t be clearer: Explode the deficit by passing a Tax Scam that puts the wealthiest first Pretend to panic about the massive deficit fueled by the Tax Scam Use deficit caused by tax scam to take from Medicare, Medicaid, […]

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What Democrats Believe on Taxes

What Dems Believe on Taxes Republicans need to get serious about actual tax reform and join Democrats in promising that not one penny in tax cuts should go to giant corporations or the 1%. Democrats know that our elected officials are supposed to serve the people they represent.  That’s why we will continue fighting for […]

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To Fix Roads, Change Legislature | Letters | 

Regarding I-17/I-40 road conditions (article and opinion published 10/23), I’d like to encourage fellow readers to take ownership of this problem and become part of the solution. We have taken our public facilities for granted for too long, and we are paying for it. Be willing to pay for public works – many Flagstaff residents […]

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