John C. Scott
J.C. Scott: Unlicensed contractors face increased enforcement
On Monday's edition:
We began the show with Jim Kuliesh, president of the Alliance of Construction Trades, who talked to John about a crackdown on unlicensed contractors. The Registrar of Contractors is hiring new investigators in Tucson who pose as a potential customers, helping catch unlicensed contractors, who are charged theft or fraud. Kuliesh also talked about his organization opening its membership to general contractors and home builders, in an effort to strengthen relationships within the industry.
15 min: Next up was Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, who reminded listeners that midnight Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming primary. Go to www.ServiceArizona.com for more information. She also to time to talk about recent changes to voter registration and election law.
37 min: We were joined by Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes, who updated listeners on the latest out of the Middle East. Countries covered included Israel, Egypt, Syria and Iraq.
52 min: We interviewed developer and City Hall commentator Richard Studwell, who gave his take on the halt of restoration of the historic officers' quarters at Ft. Lowell, pension problems in Tucson and around the country, Downtown Tucson development, attempts to attract F-35 training to Tucson, Grand Canyon University and upcoming City Council business.
90 min: We finished the show with attorney Kory Langhoffer, who represents the Arizona Charter Schools Association, which is challenging the state. State officials are trying to recoup what they say are overpayments to charter schools. Langhoffer also represents Arizonans for Sensible Health Care Policy a pro-Medicaid expansion group which is saying there is a problem with the language in the referendum petition to take Medicaid expansion to voters in November of 2014.