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Proposition 104 benefits insiders and special interests at taxpayers’ expense

Proposition 104 benefits insiders and special interests at taxpayers’ expense

If you only listened to supporters of Proposition 104, it would be difficult to know what the $30 billion transit tax initiative is really about. Even the ballot language written by the city tries to hide the fact that Prop 104 nearly doubles the transit sales tax over the next 35 years, a multibillion dollar tax hike to fund light rail expansion that Phoenix residents can ill afford.

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Higher energy costs will put an unfair burden on Arizona families

Higher energy costs will put an unfair burden on Arizona families

As the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), I frequently travel throughout the U.S. And in my journeys, I’m quite often struck by the fact that so many families are struggling to find financial security. I find it troubling that hardworking Americans are often eking out a living, barely making it from paycheck to paycheck.

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The Arizona Corporation Commission, water issues and your pocketbook

The Arizona Corporation Commission, water issues and your pocketbook

Lately, accusations of impropriety within the ranks of the Corporation Commission have been released in various news media. It is imperative that the officials of the most powerful group affecting the pocketbooks of the greatest portion of the state’s population remain unbiased and deal with only “the facts at hand” over the rate cases they preside.

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