Alison Jones: Mail-in voting works

Alison Jones, Pima County Democratic Party Chair

by Alison Jones Pima County GOP Chairman David Eppihimer railed against mail-in ballots in a recent Op-Ed (“The left’s all-mail voting fantasy must be put to rest,” April 25). While Eppihimer is parroting Trump dogma, most voters — including most Republicans — disagree. Eppihimer’s arguments against all-mail voting are deeply flawed. Let us count the … Read more

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick: Protect yourself from scams

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by Ann Kirkpatrick There has been an explosion of scams including robocalls, texts, and emails with people posing as government officials or businesses offering refunds for missed vacations or virus-testing kits. Financial regulators and consumer groups are warning people about scams disguised as social security, medical, charity, and stimulus check information. It is disheartening knowing … Read more

Fun for Democrats — Pick Your Favorite Bumper Sticker

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An Educator’s View of the New State Budget

by Luci Messing The Legislature passed an $11.8 billion ‘skinny’ contingency budget and has adjourned until April 13. There are both good and not so good included in the details of what was passed. Public education will be receiving funding to support all staff throughout school closures. This will allow our teachers to work on … Read more

We’re All Puerto Ricans Now

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by Bob Lord It was early on in the Trump presidency when Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico. We watched in angry horror as the vicious combination of Trump’s ineptitude, pettiness, narcissism, corruption, and callous disregard for human life were on full display in his non-response. He shot off angry tweets at San Juan Mayor Carmen … Read more

Video: AZ Legislature Passes ‘Skinny’ Budget with Bipartisan Coronavirus Plan Rep. Pam Powers Hannley reports on new legislative action. Reprinted from With the novel Coronavirus pandemic swirling around the Arizona capital and, most likely, through the halls of the legislature, the Arizona House passed the skinny budget with the Senate-negotiated bipartisan package to address the pandemic in Arizona. The budget includes $50 million … Read more