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The Subsidy State

Forget about “the welfare state.” What about “the subsidy state?” Thanks to an astute ScottsdaleTrails reader, I just read AZ Republic columnist Robert Robb’s column in this morning’s RAG entitled, “Incentive game by governments spinning out of control in Arizona.”  I’ve included his text below for ease of emphasizing some of the passages. I will […]

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Sell the Arena

I feel very fortunate that Scottsdale taxpayers can armchair quarterback the Glendale arena deal with the Arizona Coyotes. Scottsdale isn’t without similar bad deals, like millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies to the PGA, SkySong, the Scottsdale Cultural Council, WestWorld, the Museum of the West, the TPC and Sanctuary Golf Courses…but at least we don’t […]

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Bond Update

Several people have asked me recently for my opinion on the proposed $100 million bond (borrowing) effort by the City of Scottsdale. Here’s an answer that was published recently in the Scottsdale Independent: Scottsdale resident John Washington says the current proposal is too big and contains too much unnecessary spending. “It makes sense to borrow […]

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