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Corporate welfare — Pima County style

Corporate welfare — Pima County style

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What part of “no” did supervisor Bronson, Elias, Valadez and Carroll not understand when over 190,000 Pima County voters overwhelmingly reject…

World view a win-win for county

World view a win-win for county

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The Board of Supervisors on Jan. 19 approved an economic incentive package for an innovative commercial spaceflight company that is a win-win …

Smith offers ways to get involved with Legislature

Smith offers ways to get involved with Legislature

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Now that the 2016 legislative session has begun, as I do each year, I want to provide you ways on how to be involved with what is happening at…

My Turn: God must have been in charge

My Turn: God must have been in charge

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It’s funny how so many times, when there are big moments in life, God knows exactly how to open the doors you are meant to walk through.

My Turn: County investment a good move

My Turn: County investment a good move

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After a lengthy debate, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 last week to spend $14.5 million to build a facility and spaceport for …

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  • Corporate welfare — Pima County style

    Corporate welfare — Pima County style

    What part of “no” did supervisor Bronson, Elias, Valadez and Carroll not understand when over 190,000 Pima County voters overwhelmingly rejected $815 million in county bond proposals? Didn’t you, the voters,  say, “no borrowing money to fund business start-ups and tourism related investments?” I know I heard you, and that’s why I voted “no” at Tuesday’s board meeting to not borrow $16 million to fund World View’s balloon tourism spaceport. Unfortunately, the other supervisors in a vote of 4 to 1 chose not to hear your demands, ignored your pleas for accountability and transparency, and decided to drive Pima County into even further debt — something we cannot afford.

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