Politicians' actions in face of sagging economy is hard to explain

Emerine, Steve
March 2008
Inside Tucson Business;3/3/2008, Vol. 17 Issue 39, p27
The author focuses on Arizona lawmakers' actions while the state is facing economic downturn. Among those considered by the author as public policies that are hard to explain are, Sen. Tim Bee's proposal to ban gay marriage, Gov. Janet Napolitano's resistance to freeze a hiring on state employees, and Tucson City's decision to extend domestic partner benefits for unmarried heterosexuals. The author believes that these kinds of policies are not best to dwell on in the face of sagging economy.


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