Wednesday, May 28, 2008

2010 Watch

Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you the "2010 Watch." Thanks to the Eye on the 9th floor for inviting us to contribute occasionally. We'll comb through the rumor mills, news stories, and blogs to give you the latest on who is planning on running for Governor in 2010. Here is a short list of people who may be positioning themselves for a run:

State Treasurer Dean Martin
Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen
Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters
John Munger, Former State Chairman, RNC Committee

Attorney General Terry Goddard
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon

If you have any juicy gossip or more information, please let us know at

Friday, May 23, 2008

Hunting lobby in on the Loot

Non-Profits like the Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation are now eligible to take part in the $42 million a year in payouts that would be available under the TIME initiative.

That makes up about $1.2 billion over the 30-year lifespan of the program according to the article. So, it appears that sizable deals were cut left and right to make sure that everyone had a chance to get their hands on a piece of the pie.

I wonder if enough was set aside to make the environmental groups happy.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fall out from Home builders Deal

The Home Builders are saying that the deal to take development fees out of the 1 cent tax increase was not their idea.

Governor Napolitano is now saying that the deal was never a secret.

The fact is, a deal was cut in which the Home Builders payed $100,000 to keep impact fees out of a transportation plan that will benefit them by building roads to the houses they are building and agreed not to use their money to oppose a state land trust initiative. Sounds like they got away cheap.

Its a mystery if the regular taxpayers can say the same.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Welcome to the Eye on the 9th Floor

Welcome to the Eye on the 9th Floor. The next few months are critical time in Arizona's history with the current budget issues, the upcoming 2008 ballot, and people already lining up to follow Napolitano in 2010.

We'll be following the Governor's office of Arizona because we think its important that someone keep an eye on the 9th floor.