…”WE” ought to hang our heads in shame

clip_image002…Tru$t me says Az Gov Doug Ducey…

I am so committed to providing Arizona with quality education the Koch Bro$ … who really pull my $trings are allowing me to “gift” our teachers $28.00 per month raise … Isn’t that wonderful…???

… And “WE” our Governor Ducey to say this with a straight face…

…”WE” ought to hang our heads in shame…

tep$ to improving K-12 education is “gifting” $28/month raise to teachers

clip_image002…CREDIBLE …$tep$ to improving K-12 education is “gifting”  $28/month raise to teachers…???

… Get real … that’s less than a $1/day raise on top of pending Obamacare defunding…

…Doug Ducey … just how the hell do you sleep at night….???

 

will TREAT you just as special

clip_image002…Not to worry as Az Gov Doug Ducey will TREAT you just as special as he treated our teachers…

…Check out what he especially did for them … rai$e$ … and WOW…

…On our watch “WE” allow “corporate/dark$$$ to effectively control city, county, state and federal law enforcement & judicial systems…

…On our watch “WE” allow “corporate/dark$$$ to effectively control city, county, state and federal law enforcement & judicial systems…

Across the US, Police Contracts Shield Officers from Scrutiny and Discipline

 

 

Reuters examined police union contracts across the country and found a pattern of protections afforded officers: Many contracts erase disciplinary records or allow police to forfeit sick leave for suspensions. Meantime, residents face hurdles in pursuing complaints.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – In late 2013, a San Antonio police officer stood accused of handcuffing a woman in the rear of his police car and then raping her. The same officer had remained on the force despite prior sexual misconduct complaints and other brushes with the law.

So early in 2014, backed by the city council, City Manager Sheryl Sculley (formerly Deputy City Manager for Phoenix, Arizona) proposed reforms to the police union contract in the Texas city. She wanted to eliminate a clause that erased prior misconduct complaints from cops’ records, increase citizen participation in the complaint process, and end officers’ ability to forfeit vacation time rather than serve suspensions.

The San Antonio Police Officers Association’s response: It targeted Sculley with a $1 million advertising campaign, according to estimates by the manager’s office. The union ran full-page newspaper ads and placed billboards downtown claiming crime rates rose because she refused to fill open police positions. Police backers broadcast ads highlighting Sculley’s six-figure salary and created a Facebook page, Remove City Manager Sheryl Sculley.

“They were really trying to intimidate,” said Sculley. “I knew it would be one of the hardest things I would work on here in San Antonio.”

Mike Helle, the officers’ association president, said Sculley pitched the changes simply to ride a wave of protest over police. The contract ensures fair discipline, he said, and if anyone was on the attack, it was the manager. “Her tone was immediately aggressive,” he said.

In the end, after two years of bitter negotiations, the sides agreed to a contract capping salaries and benefits at rates manageable for the city. But it did not include Sculley’s disciplinary changes. “The bottom line is that we could not change the contract,” she said.

The episode is a telling snapshot of the power police unions flex across the United States, using political might to cement contracts that often provide a shield of protection to officers accused of misdeeds and erect barriers to residents complaining of abuse.

 

question the validity of his willingness to do much of anything for “women”

image…As Az Gov Doug Duche’ is a Trump supporter I question the validity of his willingness to do much of anything for “women” given the belief of his mentor … Donald Trump

putting them front and center

…I want to focus on only one item… We’re investing in our schools, teachers and students — putting them front and center… so notes Az Gov Doug Ducey … and his idea of making them front & center is to “gift” our teachers with a pay raise of less than $1/per day … $225.00 this year…

…This is how Az Gov Doug Ducey and his GOP minions controlling our state legislature put someone front and center making them “special”…

Good morning, ….from Az Gov Doug Ducey….

We’re focused on creating opportunity for all and lifting the lives of our most vulnerable — and my budget reflects that commitment

With this new budget we are living within our means AND investing in Arizona.

  • We’re investing in our schools, teachers and students — putting them front and center
  • We’re investing in Arizonans facing challenges and hardships —helping them get back on their feet

I care about Arizonans’ priorities, and I want your input on the budget. If you have any questions or comments, please respond to this email, or send an email to engage@az.gov 

With this budget, we’re doing what any Arizona family does: Putting our money where it’s important and doing it in a sensible, disciplined way. I look forward to you feedback.

Besides noting to Sec of Interior not to overlook Arizona just precisely what is Gov Ducey doing

…Besides noting to Sec of Interior not to overlook Arizona just precisely what is Gov Ducey doing…???

Gov. Ducey urges steps to protect Arizona water supply

RYAN VAN VELZER, Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey is urging federal officials and other states not to overlook Arizona in discussions on the future of the western water supplies.

Arizona has been able to withstand a 15-year arid spell through long-term planning and conservation. But dropping water levels at Lake Mead and possible shortages of Colorado River water could prompt major cuts.

Ducey says the Interior Secretary should avoid actions responding to California’s water crisis that will affect Arizona. He also urged the federal government to support conservation programs throughout the entire Colorado River system.

He also said he wanted to increase funding for the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

Ducey made the remarks Tuesday during an East Valley Partnership luncheon with the Salt River Project.