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Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Broadway Widening… Again! How Many Times Do the People Have to Say ‘NO!’

Remember all of those public meetings in which the citizens of Tucson said they don’t want Broadway Blvd turned into a massive eight-lane highway? Or how many times we said … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Pima County Voters Revolt Against Bond Debt & Higher Taxes (video)

The surprise upset in yesterday’s Pima County election was the total defeat of the 99-project, $816 million, 27-year Pima County Bond Issue package. Tucson’s 1%, who bankrolled the Yes on Pima … Continue reading

November 5, 2015

June 9 City Council Meeting: Broadway Coalition Redux #10? (I’ve Lost Count)

How wide should Broadway Blvd. be between the Snake Bridge and Country Club Rd? This seems like a never-ending question, but today– June 9– is a big day. Today, the … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

UPDATED: Broadway Widening Redux: March 26 Meeting on ‘Community Alignment’

The beleaguered Citizens Task Force (CTF) of the Broadway Widening Project revolted at last week’s meeting and didn’t approve the city staff plan for widening Broadway Blvd. because it didn’t … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Broadway Widening: Citizens’ Task Force Meeting March 19

The Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF)– the city-appointed residents and business owners who have been working on the Broadway widening project– will meet at 5:30 today, March 19, at the … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

Feral Cats to Broadway Widening: Sh*t’s Going Down at City Council Meeting

Two hot button issues will be voted on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Tucson City Council meeting and study session: widening Broadway Blvd. and approving the feral cat spay/neuter policy, … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tucson Loves the Streetcar: 60,000 Ride in First 3 Days (images)

Tucsonans celebrated the debut of the modern streetcar in a BIG way this past weekend– by riding it en masse. Following multiple ribbon-cutting ceremonies along the route on Friday, July … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”