Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio Defending Phoenix Police

By Sal DiCiccio — Individual police officers are about to get screwed by city management! No politician’s career is more valuable than our police officers. They are not disposable for political reasons. The police should not have to bend to political pressure, they are the police. They are required to do the right thing. To that end, I have requested, … Read More

The First 40 Days

By State Representative Shawnna LM Bolick Dear Friend: I currently serve as the Vice Chair of Ways and Means, a Member of Elections and a Member of the Federal Relations committees.  The first order of business was ensuring Arizona met the federal government’s January 31st deadline for the intrastate Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) and tax conformity.  The governor signed DCP and … Read More

PHX Votes Down Massive Tax Increase on Water

Today the public made it extremely clear: they no longer trust the failed dysfunctional leadership of the City of Phoenix. Phoenix leaders demanded a whopping $1.5 BILLION water tax increase, one of the largest in city history.  This was voted down on a 5 to 3 vote, with Councilwomen Guevara, Mendoza, and Stark voting for the tax increase but Mayor Williams indicated she plans to bring it … Read More

Councilman DiCiccio's Statement on the Passing of Congressman Ed Pastor

By Sal DiCiccio My heart goes out to Laura Pastor and the Pastor family on the passing of her father, Congressman Ed Pastor. Congressman Pastor served the people of Arizona with dignity and honor throughout his life. Though we disagreed on many things, partisanship stops well short of this point. Congressman Pastor’s accomplishments will carry forward far beyond his lifetime. … Read More

Establishment and Status Quo Lose Big

 in Midterms

  By Sal DiCiccio City of Phoenix Councilman, District 6 6 words to sum up yesterday’s election: Establishment and status quo lose big Republicans made big gains in the Senate, ensuring a lock on judicial appointments and Democrats made gains in the House, ensuring a slowdown of the Republican economic and social agenda. Republicans maintain control of the states in the … Read More

While Others Put Politics First…

By Syms for Arizona While others put politics First, Representative Maria Syms did something about it for Education Representative Maria Syms is the ONLY District 28 House Candidate that: Voted for and passed a 20% raise for public school teachers Voted for and passed a historic $1.5 billion investment in public education Voted for and passed new funding and a $1 billion … Read More

Ensuring Justice for All

By Goldwater Institute Ensuring Justice For All: Texas Judge Rules on Indian Child Welfare Act  When Martin Luther King wrote that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere…Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds,” he spoke with that characteristic confidence of his that justice would, in the end, be done … Read More

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