VOL. 21  ISSUE NO. 38   |   sEPTEMBER 30 – October 6, 2015

By Linda Bentley | september 30, 2015

Prinzhorn pens his own early demise

CAVE CREEK – On Sept. 16, Town Manager Peter Jankowski sent out an e-mail to staff saying, “Please be advised, as of this morning, David Prinzhorn has left the town as town engineer and no longer has an official position with the town.”

By Linda Bentley | september 30, 2015

School district’s abysmal leadership should guide override measure

CCUSD93 – Early voting begins on Oct. 8 for the Cave Creek Unified School District’s 15 percent maintenance and operation (M&O) override ballot measure.

After publishing an article “Yes or No for Cave Creek schools” on Sept. 16, we received a couple of phone calls from individuals claiming class sizes were substantially higher than the average of 20 we reported, and asking where we got our information.

september 30, 2015

Updated ADF congressional report exposes Planned Parenthood’s ongoing taxpayer abuse

Fourth annual report provides new information on potential fraud, illegal waste of American tax dollars

WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom made public its latest annual report to Congress that identifies waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood, state family planning programs, and other organizations.

As in 2014 and previous years, the report urges Congress to continue its investigation into the misuse of taxpayer dollars. The 2015 report, titled “Profit. No Matter What,” provides updated information, including new federal audits.

september 30, 2015

Seven drug smugglers arrested, 318 pounds of marijuana seized

Just before 5 a.m. on September 18, a PCSO detective assigned to the Anti-Smuggling Enforcement Unit observed two pickup trucks stop along Interstate 8 at mile-marker 160, and pick up drugs and smugglers. Detectives stopped both vehicles, arresting a total of seven suspects and seized 318 pounds of raw, baled marijuana.

september 30, 2015

Sen. Yee Announces Plan for Reforms, Accountability at State Boards and Commissions

Investigation into per diem abuse at Industrial Commission

PHOENIX – Senator Kimberly Yee today announced her intentions to introduce legislation in the upcoming session to address much needed reforms and heightened accountability on Arizona boards and commissions. 

The announcement follows the Senator’s discovery of abuse of per diem at the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA). On August 18, Senator Yee met with representatives of the ICA, asking questions in advance of a Sunset Review Hearing. She learned commissioners receive $50 per day in unlimited per diem payments. Senator Yee requested more detail of those payments.

september 30, 2015

Government has grown too fast and too big

Federal regulations outpace new laws originating in Congress at an astounding rate of 15 to one

WASHINGTON, DC – "The Obama Administration has broken all records for establishing federal regulations. Since the president took office his rule makers have unleashed more than ten a day. In less than six years, a total of more than 21,000 regulations have been created, many of which have had the effect of hampering job creation, the economy and the ability of ordinary citizens to keep pace with the rising costs of the new rules," according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

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