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Independent Voters and Messages

A couple of interesting letters appeared in the Scottsdale Republic today. As ScottsdaleTrails readers know, I’ve long advocated against disenfranchising voters who are not affiliated with one of the major political parties. I disagree strongly with state legislation and policies that have been¬†implemented to accomplish that disenfranchisement, including the forced shifting of municipal elections from […]

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Election Recommendations: State Legislature

If you follow ScottsdaleTrails, you know that my focus is Scottsdale…the good and the bad. I’ve been very involved in city government and city politics. I’ve not been so involved in the state equivalents, but have noted a pattern over the years that many of our problems have rolled downhill upon us from the state […]

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Prosecuting Parodies

In case you don’t subscribe to the ScottsdaleTrails Twitter feed or follow the ST Facebook page [and why not?], I posted a link last night to a story about Jim Ardis (said to be a Republican), the mayor of Peoria, IL (home of construction equipment mega-manufacturer Caterpillar) ordering police to track down whoever was responsible […]

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