Mayor Greg Stanton, chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Defense Transition Task Force, sent a letter to Arizona’s Congressional delegation reminding them of the crushing fiscal effects of sequestration on the Phoenix region, the hub of Arizona’s economy.
Requests for emergency food assistance in Phoenix increased by 5 percent over the past year, according to the 2012 U.S. Conference of Mayors Hunger and Homelessness survey. These numbers are expected to increase this year, despite Congress considering cuts to programs like SNAP (Food Stamps) that benefit these low-income families.
A lot of people like to make predictions on what is going to happen. Too few of us take responsibility for their successes and, yes, their failures. Here is what I forecast on December 23, 2011 followed by what actually happened and my report card:
Mae Ferguson will be the keynote speaker at the Arizona Sister Cities 2012 State Conference luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Wells Fargo Learning and Event Center, 100 W. Washington St. in Phoenix.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the United States has to bolster ties with Mexico — including recognizing the benefits of migrant labor — or get used to the idea of China setting the international agenda on its own terms.
While attending the 80th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference
of Mayors, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will meet one-on-one with
high-ranking federal leaders to discuss his economic, education and
public safety policy goals. Stanton will be joining 250 mayors to
talk job creation, transit and homeland security.
Don Bivens formally made himself a candidate for U.S. Senate on
Monday, saying the 2012 race could be the best chance in 18 years
for the Arizona Democratic Party, which he chaired for four years
to elect one of its own.
Don Bivens formally made himself a candidate for U.S. Senate on Monday, saying the 2012 race could be the best chance in 18 years for the Arizona Democratic Party, which he chaired for four years to elect one of its own.