Arizona Endowment Investments Managed by AZ State Treasurer’s Office Sets New All-Time Record of $5.57 Billion

By State Treasurer Jeff DeWit PHOENIX – The Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund, also referred to the Schools’ Endowment, reached another new milestone under State Treasurer Jeff DeWit growing to $5.57 billion at the end of April 2017. “The hard work and incredible staff at the State Treasurer’s Office continues to produce great investment results,” Treasurer Jeff DeWit said. “After … Read More

The Height of Absurdity

by Andy Biggs Friend, The false claim that Trump conspired with Russia to engineer the 2016 election has reached the height of absurdity. The media and Democrats are trying to bamboozle the country by conflating several isolated incidents. I just wrote in the Washington-Examiner that  they have no evidence but have created a story that combines the allegations about the Russians and … Read More

Horsepower Hypocrisy: The Endless Episodes

As former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods rightfully serves as a co-chairman of a nascent campaign committee to overturn Republican excess at the State Capitol to restrict citizen’s rights, his hypocrisy in another part of the state is notable. We have written before of Woods and his disdain for disclosure as it relates to why he is opposing a new … Read More

We need to split the 9th Circuit

By Senator Jeff Flake Enough is enough. The “9th Circus” madness must end. Arizonans deserve justice from the mountain west, not California. That’s why I’ve sponsored a bill to move Arizona into a new circuit. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is too large to be effective and has been for too long. 20% of our nation’s population lives in … Read More

Who Will Be The Phoenix?

The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown is coming up but the jockeying to be the next Mayor of Phoenix has long been underway.  Mayor Stanton is term-limited and will depart in 2019, if not before. So let’s take a look at those in or eyeing the starting gate, and the odds associated with each for the not too … Read More

It’s Time For A Preserve Tax In Paradise Valley

If Scottsdale is Beverly Hills its next door neighbor in Paradise Valley is Bel Air.  Two great communities in California, just as they are in Arizona.  Bel Air has a superiority complex towards its better known proximate, not unlike Paradise Valley exhibits to Scottsdale. Yet, in one area there’s no doubt where Scottsdale shines far more:  preserving its mountains.   … Read More

Good graft’ runs up Phoenix cost of housing for the poor

By Sal DiCiccio 6th District, Phoenix City Council Do you know what modern government corruption looks like? In order to see it, you’ll first need to let go of many of the stereotypes you hold true. For example, many believe the government helps the poor. The truth, however, is a ruse as old as civilization: Government takes on a worthy … Read More

Not A Toy Surprise

It’s hokey.  A little run down.  The elements don’t always work.  And it certainly looks a little odd amidst the nice shopping and large offices on Scottsdale Road. It is the Cracker Jax Family Fun Park.  Birthday parties.  Batting cages.  A driving range.  Race cars.  Volleyball courts.  Video games.  Miniature golf.  Bumper boats.  The place is a throwback to a … Read More

We Know How This Ends

In 2012 Arizona Speaker of the House Kirk Adams was the unquestioned frontrunner to replace Jeff Flake in the United States Congress.  Flake decided to run for the U.S. Senate that year.  Adams had done a very good job as Speaker and had the backing of John McCain, retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, his fundraising apparatus and even Sarah Palin. … Read More

Glendale Rising

If Phoenix Rising is capturing the Valley’s attention as its dynamic new minor league soccer team, it’s the notion of Glendale Rising that should be getting major league notoriety. That’s because it wasn’t too long ago Glendale, Arizona was considered too financially ruinous to succeed.  It was even a municipality that considered bankruptcy. That was then.  This is now.  Look … Read More