Sal DiCiccio & Sam Stone: Fighting for You!

by Sal DiCiccio Friends, As many of you know, unlike the rest of the world, for governments the year ends on June 30th, and a new year begins July 1st. It’s been a long year, and while our country may be in the midst of the worst internal conflict and strife we’ve seen since the 1960s, here in Phoenix – … Read More

Statement by Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio

Phoenix is closing on the downtown Sheraton sale, remember that the real loss to taxpayers is $252 Million. The politicians and government staff who pushed this hotel are now forcing the public to pay for their mistakes. I have submitted a public information request to the city manager demanding the names of each and every person– politicians and government staff … Read More

Breaking: DiCiccio Calls for Vote on City Manager Position

Friends, This is the letter I just sent to City Manager Ed Zuercher. The continued failure of City Staff to execute their basic responsibility under this City Manager is inexcusable – just look at the complete failure to address the needs of our community in South Phoenix, where City staff is in the process of pushing a bad plan down … Read More

Kudos to Congress!

By The Goldwater Institute Partisan gridlock in Congress is often the rule, but there are the occasional and notable exceptions. In the recent spending bill, lawmakers successfully repealed the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)—one of the most extreme examples of consolidated, unchecked government power in American history. As the only organization to have challenged IPAB in court, we’re celebrating the … Read More

Open letter to citizens, staff, family, and friends

By Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers Last week I received a call from the media asking me to comment on Congressman Trent Franks’ pending resignation and wanted to know if I would be forming a committee to run for that office. To say the least, I was stunned. But even more than that, I was forced to look at the possibility … Read More

How effective are AZ schools?

by Team Ducey Friend — Arizona public schools are helping students make real educational gains. A recent New York Times article analyzed school districts across the country to determine whose students were learning the most between 3rd and 8th grades. They found three of the top 20 public school districts in the nation are in Arizona. Students in the Chandler, … Read More


PHOENIX – State Treasurer Jeff DeWit presented Arizona State Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee the 2017 Hero of the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office award for her sponsorship of SB 1448 this past session. “The changes made in this legislation will lead to many millions more in earnings from the investments in our office,’’ Treasurer DeWit said. “Majority Leader Yee’s knowledge … Read More

From the Arizona Republic : My Turn: Paul Penzone’s law-enforcement circus is just beginning

Former chief deputy: If Sheriff Paul Penzone was serious about making a safe community, he’d seize more drugs, arrest more people – and actually enforce the law. By Jerry Sheridan Paul Penzone’s My Turn (”Where we’re taking the sheriff’s department after Joe Arpaio,” Aug. 6) was entertaining. His criticism of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, however, is unwarranted. I don’t have space … Read More

Arizona is becoming a car capital for a new technology era

By Governor Doug Ducey (Originally published by CNCB) Things move quickly in Arizona. In July 2016, when I wrote an op-ed for the 10th anniversary of CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business series, I talked about how our state is slashing red tape and embracing the new economy. What a difference a year makes. Since then, Google began offering Arizonans … Read More