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Judge voids Pima County's lease with World View

A judge ruled Thursday that Pima County violated state laws in not having its lease with World View appraised before signing an agreement to construct a facility for the high-altitude tech company. Judge Catherine Woods rules in favor of a Goldwater Institute lawsuit to block the lease. The building was completed at the end of December.... Read more»

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Feb 2, 2017, 6:29 pm
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So are the moving vans pulling up in the morning? They’ve occupied the building and have a grand opening coming up in a few weeks.
Very interesting turn of events.

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Feb 2, 2017, 7:06 pm
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Aw gee, there go my plans, and I’ve been saving my pennies for the $75,000 middle-class vacation destination balloon trip.

Maybe there could be one launch before World View leaves, with a load of politicos and bureaucrats.  Oh, but they’re already lost in space!

Supervisor Ally Miller takes a lot of guff for her positions, but you know what?  She was right!

Watch out Monsanto!

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Feb 3, 2017, 4:40 am
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This is not the only inside deal using public funds in the name of economic development.

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Feb 3, 2017, 4:15 pm
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MORE WASTED MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!  Just keep voting the democrats in and this is what we have to look forward to….

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Feb 7, 2017, 4:57 pm
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Question: What right does an organization in Phoenix have to sue Pima County? Don’t parties of a suit need to have a vested interest?
And if, in fact, the county gets rent that covers construction costs plus interest, as stated in this article, isn’t that a pretty good deal for taxpayers? I wonder how long such a company will be in business and what happens to the lease and the building if the company is bankrupt?
Is the company paying regular taxes? Or did it get a tax break, too?

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