Arizona’s elected officials take office today. A bit of trivia: If my research is correct, this is the first time in AZ history the top 3 state offices(Gov, AG, SofS) will be held by AZ natives In fact, of the 6 state offices, only Tom Horne is not a native of AZ).
For those outside of AZ, last night was a snippet of my lifelong trials as a Phoenix sports fan: in a matter of minutes, both the Cardinals and Suns gave up late 4th qtr leads to lose in overtime, taking us fans on another emotional roller coaster! 😔
Arizona GOP created and perfected Early Voting as a machine for maxing Rep voter turnout. Won tons of elections with that strategy. They’ve now destroyed that advantage with unproven claims of fraud. One of the dumbest political moves ever! 🙄
With Pres Biden visiting TSMC plant tomorrow, a reminder that this project doesn’t happen w/o Prop 400 funded Loop 303 and I-17 improvements. And that @DougDucey vetoed bill allowing Prop 400 extension. 😔
What the whiners and screamers, mostly Republican, don’t tell you is that every step of voting process has Rep and Dem observers involved. Watching. Participating. But let’s keep the fraud lie going. 🙄
Serious question for my LE and crim def atty friends: I thought police followed details of search warrants and collected only items covered by warrant. Why, then would trained FBI agents grab passports, which have nothing to do with warrant? And, what else did they take?
Stalwarts of conservatism who are RINO’s in today’s AZ GOP:
John McCain (a given)
And basically any other Republican who built the party in AZ.
Oh yeah….and me! Proud to be part of such a group!
I am honored to announce the endorsement of former Vice President @Mike_Pence.
He has been a warrior for the sanctity of Life; limited government; law & order; opportunity for all; & the knowledge that our freedoms are granted by God.
I’m proud to have him on my team. #AZgov
Much of the allure of college sports for fans are the conference and regional rivalries built through years of familiarity. It will be interesting to see if these “super conferences” with 20+ members will dilute the product and lessen fan engagement. 🤔
Just finished 4K mile road trip across 7 states and Alberta. Great time, but was shocked at how bad AZ roads are compared to others. By far, we are worst. It’s embarrassing! Every AZ road I drove needs serious repairs. AZ Leg has underfunded ADOT for years. Spend the surplus!
Random thought after turning off Cards game:If AZ Leg eliminates early mail voting, I’d bet the 80% of voters who love and use mail ballots will revolt, the bill will be referendummed (new verb) and will go down to defeat, ironically with 80% of votes cast by mail.
Casey Kasim introduced one song by saying “If you’ve watched this man work, you know he’ll be around for a long, long time…….here’s Jim Croce…” Jim died in a plane crash almost a year later to the day. 😳
I have informed the Valley Metro Boards that after 5 1/2 years as CEO, I'll be retiring in the next year. It's been a wonderfully crazy ride, but it's a good time to move on to the next adventure....whatever that might be.
I knew it was too good to be true! The Phx Suns playoff curse lives! Ced Ceballos, Danny Manning, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw…..and now Chris Paul! All critical knocked out via injury, etc during playoff run. It’s tough being a Suns fan! 😞
With this in mind, I’d like to recognize and celebrate the men and women in our transit operations who have shown up from day one of the crisis at great personal risk to provide uninterrupted bus, rail and paratransit services to the community. You are all heroes in my mind.
Last week we celebrated the activation of 3500 new solar canopies at our Mesa Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility! These panels will save on energy and fuel costs- another step towards creating a more #sustainable system for generations to come.