Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Michael Nowakowski and City Manager David Cavazos are jetting off to Mexico on a "trade mission" to strengthen economic ties with its southern neighbor. This is Stanton's third visit to Mexico since taking office.
As I anticipated in a blog item late last year, the Arizona version of the Utah Compact, called the "Arizona Accord," was introduced to the public at the state Capitol yesterday. It argues for a rational, humane approach to immigration reform.The accord's statement of principles, which you can read, ... More >>
Image: GPEC Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, said today that his organization is doing a better job promoting the solar industry than the solar industry itself.More subsidies for the solar industry in Arizona are crucial to avoid being lef ... More >>
Elissa Mullany continues to make money off her relationship with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and his girlfriend, Elissa Mullany, have evolved over the past year - and not in a good way.The couple used to try and hide the fact that they were using the Mayor's Office to funn ... More >>
jmc.kent.edu Jon Talton, author of Rogue Columnist, reminisces in his latest blog post that, once upon a time, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon "got it." But no more. Talton writes that if "any historian cares to write about Phoenix's collapse...the mayoralty of Phil Gordon will be an essenti ... More >>
"All items were edible, but beyond that, completely lacking in any flavor or pizzazz."
Beyond Arizona, musicians rave about it, but the Phoenix Symphony, at 50, plays to half-empty houses at home. Can its new maestro, Hermann Michael, fill the seats?
Public relations firms wrote a script for overcoming opposition to Sumitomo's new silicon-wafer plant. City and state officials learned their lines well.
Government officials are crowing about the deal that brought Sumitomo's silicon-wafer factory to northeast Phoenix. But they haven't mentioned that the deal will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.