WASHINGTON – While much of Washington is focused on the impact of Friday’s “sequestration” cuts, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith is worried that a proposed solution to that problem could end up seriously hurting cities.Read More »
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Fred DuVal’s gubernatorial campaign is semi-official after filing an exploratory committee today, making him the first Democrat to test the waters for the state’s top office in 2014.Read More »
Fred DuVal said there is a “high probability” that he will officially begin his campaign for governor later this month.
DuVal, a former regent, former Clinton White House aide and longtime Democratic operative, said he expects to file his campaign committee with the Secretary of State’s Office by the end of February.
Motivated by the defeat of Proposition 204, a group of mayors wants to promote discussion about school funding and reforms.Read More »
Page Gonzales, Gov. Jan Brewer’s director of policy, is departing the Ninth Floor to become newly elected Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri’s chief of staff.Read More »
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith had a message Thursday for White House and congressional lawmakers he met with to talk about the looming “fiscal cliff” – make the hard choices, as mayors did with their budgets.Read More »
Education has always been a major part of my life. My father, Dr. George N. Smith, was a highly respected teacher and school superintendent here in Arizona for over 35 years. As the superintendent of one of the largest school districts, my father lived education – at the dinner table, at church, even at the grocery store. During his tenure, Mesa’s schools were considered to be among the finest in the nation.Read More »
After nearly four years on the Ninth Floor, Eileen Klein is stepping down as Gov. Jan Brewer’s chief of staff, and as most Capitol observers expected, top aide Scott Smith is stepping in to take the reins.
The Governor’s Office on Monday announced that Klein had accepted a job as Arizona Board of Regents president. ABOR voted on Oct. 10 to offer Klein the position, which is being vacated by outgoing president Tom Anderes.
Mesa City Council members and the mayor are unanimously endorsing political newcomer Bob Worsley over former Senate President Russell Pearce in large part because of a sentiment that Pearce didn’t work to advance Mesa’s interests while he served at the Capitol.Read More »
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton met with politicians and aerospace industry executives in Washington Monday to discuss the impact that automatic defense budget cuts could have on jobs in Phoenix and around the country.Read More »