In a rebuke to the crony capitalist policies of Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane and the so-called “Republicans” on the city council (including former city treasurer David Smith), the IRS has ruled that bonds issued by the city to pay off a parking garage at Fashion Square Mall are not eligible for the tax exempt status under which […]
PBJ Business Person of the Year
Eric Jay Toll writes in today’s Phoenix Business Journal about one of their ten nominees for “Business Person of the Year,” Sharon Harper. Ms. Harper is a real estate developer, having founded “Plaza Cos.” That name may sound familiar to Scottsdale taxpayers. Plaza Cos. is the development partner of ASU Foundation (the real estate development […]
When Did Theft Become Offensive?
Laurie Roberts posted a great article this morning pointing out the ridiculous hypocrisy of folks who complain about the designs on Starbucks holiday coffee cups while ignoring the utter theft of their tax dollars taking place right under their noses. This theft includes what has happened to funding for public education in Arizona for the […]