M. Chubon

Tucson’s Republican Real Estate Industry is Betting on Suzanne Droubie

If you are Democrat, or tend to vote for candidates from the Democratic party, and you also follow local politics, the news that Jim Click endorsed Jonathan Mosher, a Democrat candidate for Pima County Attorney, might surprise you as Jim is a well-known Republican. But, maybe it doesn’t. Jim Click might strike you as just a community leader who provides major support for the University of Arizona and is involved in local non-profits.

Appointee with Cushy Job Thinks Unemployed Have it too Easy

by Bryna Koch Tucson Republican Raking In Almost $3,000/Week ‘Concerned’ About Temporary Extra $600/Week Going to Unemployed Arizonans Former Republican candidate for the house seat in Congressional District 2 and appointed Commissioner for the Arizona Corporation Commission, Lea Marquez Peterson, seems to hold the same disdain for working families as other prominent politicians.  During a …

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Ducey encourages teleworking: Huckelberry says 6,000+ employees must return to work!

Chuck Huckelberry has gone rogue! Last week we reported that the Pima County Administrator demanded that employees return to work beginning next week without consulting managers, the elected Board of Supervisors, or even the sham of a task force stacked with a who’s who of Chamber of Commerce businesses. Board of Supervisor Chairman, Ramon Valadez …

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Arizona Voters Know: It’s Time for Politicians to Say ‘No’ to Fossil Fuel Money

Arizonans got a taste of what pollutant free skies will look like, but the fossil fuel industry doesn’t want you to get used to it. As the Coronavirus pandemic keeps more drivers at home, beautiful, intensely clear blue skies are a temporary sign of the times in Tucson. Air pollution that causes smog is down, …

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When Democrats join Republicans to put Business over Health, Arizonans will Suffer

Last Wednesday Governor Ducey extended his stay at home order by two weeks. He received praise from some Republicans and many Democrats. But when taking a closer look, we should be concerned. The order indicated a willingness to ease restrictions including modifications for retail and restaurants. Scaling back public health protections before we have clear …

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Southern AZ Small Businesses Stiffed While Big Companies Rake It In

The news hit that a majority of the funds meant for small businesses went to many publicly traded companies worth hundreds of millions (see table 1. below) and included some larger chains restaurants and hotels, who were allowed to apply as locations and subsidiaries. The GOP including our own Senator, Martha McSally, blamed banks but the loophole was the result of provisions included in the package after some heavy lobbying by the restaurant and hotel industries.

Criticism of Kyrsten Sinema isn’t an Attack – It is Our Democratic Responsibility

by Marion Chubon Who does Kyrsten Sinema work for? I’m not trying to be hyperbolic here. I want us all to start asking ourselves this question. Not as a challenge from the left, as the press and other Democrats have tried to frame any criticism of Sinema over the years, dating back to when she …

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Activism is the Winning Formula for Good Policy

Dearest CD2 Constituents: Please consider this – your advocacy and activism made a difference. Let me explain: if you remember back in July 2018, the front runner in our congressional race, Ann Kirkpatrick, signaled that she was not in favor of Medicare for All. She said she couldn’t figure out how to pay for it. …

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McSally not good for military families

Martha McSally is Bad for Military Families

Martha used to say “When you value people, you give them freedom.” Martha McSally talking to students at National Cathedral School in 2002. Now she is willing to sacrifice the health and welfare of military members’ families by deploying soldiers at the border, solely for political gain. Using the military in this ploy is disrespectful to …

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