John C. Scott
J.C. Scott: Rio Nuevo District making progress
On Wednesday's edition:
We started the show with Tim Hogan of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, who talked about several legal challenges the group has been involved with this year — including a law on homeowner's associations that he contends was enacted illegally, a court decision that sided with ranchers over a state land lease, a court ruling that overturned a decision to give trash incinerator renewable energy credits saying the Arizona Corporation Commission abused it's discretion. He also commented on the referendum that is being sought to on school debit saying the bonding capacity increase is designed to paper over the failure of the Legislature to properly fund public schools.
34 min: We were joined by Rio Nuevo Boardmember Alberto Moore, who talked about recently announced improvements to be made to the Tucson Convention Center. He also talked about proposed hotel and business development in the area and the hiring of former state Senator Jonathan Paton as a lobbyist for the Rio Nuevo District
65 min: TucsonSentinel.com Editor Dylan Smith broke down a lawsuit filed against Pima Community College by a student who alleges she was discriminated against after complaining about students speaking Spanish in class. The suit is backed by a national group whose leaders have been linked to organizations termed hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
80 min: We were joined by financial advisor Shelly Fishman for our weekly segment "Your Financial Future."
95 min: We finished the show with attorney Jeff Rogers, who provided commentary on recent Supreme Court decisions.