Just The Facts…

By John W Greco Feelings and opinions are different than facts.  We are in the midst of a national crisis where millions of people believe that if they feel something strongly or hold a definite opinion that makes it factual.  Fact:  it does not.  That is simply not true. Facts are evidence based and verifiable. They are about things that … Read More

Why The Phoenix Area Could Become Next Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley used to be thought of as the mecca for any tech junkie, the ideal place to live. Large tech companies like Google advertise the high living standards and quality of life offered by their companies and the location. Now, however, some of those same higher ups are questioning whether the valley is worth the cost, and they’re … Read More

STUART I. GRAFF APPOINTED NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT FOUNDATION

Scottsdale, AZ – The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation today announced the appointment of Stuart I. Graff to lead the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation as its new President and CEO. Graff will assume this role on February 1, 2016. As CEO, Graff will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the organization toward the achievement of the Foundation’s mission: … Read More

Paper or Plastic?

Back in May of this year, Arizona lawmakers made it illegal for cities to impose plastic bag bans. Tempe has since decided to try and stand up and change this law to allow the banning of single-use plastic bags. Not only does this law prevent any city in the state from banning plastic bags, it also prevents any city in … Read More

Guest Column: Sick? Go ahead and take the day off!

Who hasn’t woken up with the sniffles and debated whether or not it is worth taking the day off and losing pay, or going to work sick and being miserable? The latter option exposes everyone you come into contact that day with your germs but it might be your only choice if you can’t lose any portion of your paycheck. … Read More

Why isn’t Arizona taking advantage of the sun?

By Solaris Liberatas Arizona has an abundance of renewable energy, especially when it comes to solar, but has zero ambition when it comes to actually powering itself on renewables. What a waste of clean energy. Renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and hydropower, are no longer seen as the alternatives to fossil fuels, they are now seen as competitors. So why … Read More

From the Washington Post: Moral clarity in Gaza

By Charles Krauthammer Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking. “Here’s the difference between us,” explains the Israeli prime minister. “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians … Read More

Rand Paul: Give kids a second chance after drug crime

A friend of mine’s brother was convicted of a felony for growing marijuana plants in his college dorm. Thirty years later he still can’t vote and his felony record prevents him from getting a good job. Because of his story and others like it, I introduced bipartisan legislation to restore federal voting rights for non-violent offenders upon release from prison. … Read More

From The New Republic: Hillary Clinton Just Tipped Her Hand About Her 2016 Platform

But Republicans are too busy cheering her gaffes to notice By Brian Beutler The downside, and the upside, and the other downside of Hillary Clinton’s overwhelming popularity among Democrats, and the related likelihood that she will avoid a divisive primary campaign, is that she’s absorbing a tremendous amount of partisan opposition far ahead of her expected official candidacy. Her status … Read More

Supervisor Steve Chucri’s Quarterly Update

Community Update Sentinel Award Last month, I was honored with the Sentinel Award from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce for my efforts to reduce burdensome regulation and promote government efficiency since joining the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. I was thrilled to receive the honor with fellow awardees Arizona State Senator Steve Pierce and Superintendent of Public Instruction John … Read More