What a Concept: Government Should Be Honest!

Doug MacEachern had a great column in Monday’s Arizona Republic. I still have to shake my head at the genius editors and web folks who make these nuggets so hard to find on AZCentral, and I’m grateful to ScottsdaleTrails readers who still subscribe to┬áthe print version for alerting me to them. I respect MacEachern’s willingness […]

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The Tempe Tax Santa Claus

Thanks to ScottsdaleTrails reader MK for bringing to my attention a couple of recent Tempe Republic stories about pre-Christmas tax abatement gifts to developers. I guess it isn’t enough to give them mere zoning concessions. The first, a column by Robert Robb, refers to a┬áproperty tax abatement for development on the site of Monti’s restaurant […]

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Taxpayers Subsidizing the Super Bowl

From AZCentral today: Did you know that Scottsdale taxpayers have footed a bill in the range of a million dollars to the Super Bowl 2015 ‘host committee?’ This money is supposed to pay for a big party (obviously no one would be partying in Scottsdale during the Super Bowl), and to encourage attendees to stay […]

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