Public Banking & the Nonpartisan League: Is It Time for a Financial Revolution?
During this political season, we have heard a lot about too-big-to-fail banks, corporate greed, politicians on the take, bad trade deals, inequality and … starting a revolution to save the … Continue reading
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
Pima County Bond Issue: ‘Web of Debt’ or Investment for the Future? (video)
In a month, Pima County voters will be asked to vote on a $816 million, seven-part bond issue that includes construction of multiple buildings and roads to benefit existing corporations … Continue reading
Tucson Chamber Wants Image Change: What Will Become of the ‘Old Pueblo’?
Breaking news on the front page of today’s Arizona Daily Star is a 20″ story about dumping Tucson’s “Old Pueblo” nickname. Leaders of the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce think … Continue reading
Pima Dems elect Jorgensen, party slate by acclamation at reorg meeting
The Pima County Democratic Party elected a slate of new officers— including Don Jorgensen as chair– by acclamation at Saturday’s reorganization meeting. The whole election took about 30 minutes. Although there were … Continue reading
Is road rage in your future? Yes, thanks to the RTA
In 2006 voters approved a package of road improvements, bus pullout improvements, and bicycle path improvements and the creation of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to oversee the projects. RTA … Continue reading
County considers $40 million in corporate welfare for Raytheon
Raytheon– like so many other multi-national corporations– is trying to hold our local government hostage in exchange for corporate welfare. “Give us money, land, and tax breaks and rework your … Continue reading