Tuesday, June 15, 2010

AZ News & Blogs 6/15/2010

  • Discussing Private Management of Public Parks 
    • Coyote blog discusses private management of state parks, a way to keep them open.
  • Immigration Debate May Get Uglier (and Nuttier) Here in Arizona 
    • But that was 1868. Today, Pearce says the 14th Amendment has been “hijacked” by illegal immigrants. “They use it as a wedge,” Pearce says. “This is an orchestrated effort by them to come here and have children to gain access to the great welfare state we’ve created.” Pearce says he is aware of the constitutional issues involved with the bill and vows to introduce it nevertheless. “We will write it right.”
  • Economic News From Far Away to Close to Home 
    • Over in Mesa, the last citrus packing plant is shutting down due to reduced volumes. Fruit will now have to be trucked to Yuma at considerable expense to be processed. This will shut down most of the remaining groves in the area.
    • Finally, Arizona has sold the state Supreme Court building among others to raise $300 million in cash to help fund the budget. The state will buy the buildings back over the next 30 years.

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