John C. Scott
J.C. Scott: Shutdown debate continues
On Friday's edition:
We started the show with the CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership, Michael Keith, who previewed weekend events downtown, including Tucson Meet Yourself, 2nd Saturdays, Tucson's Gay Freedom Day Parade, concerts and Disney on Ice. Keith also welcomed the grand opening of the eight-story, 144-unit Herbert Residential complex.
23 min: Next up was Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, who talked about a ruling by Attorney General Tom Horne that will require county recorders to single out the thousands of Arizonans who registered to vote using the federal registration form. Those voters are eligible to vote only in federal elections, Horne maintains. Those who registered to vote using Arizona’s state form requiring proof of citizenship will be able to vote as usual.
40 min: We then spoke with Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, who addressed the outcome of a joint state Attorney General/FBI investigation into the Rio Nuevo Board.
51 min: Mark B. Evans, editor of Inside Tucson Business, discussed the continuing government shutdown, the Affordable Care Act and the debt ceiling.
81 min: We finished the show with RNC Committeeman Bruce Ash, the chair of the RNC Rules Committee, who discussed the possible outcomes of the debate in Washington over the government shutdown, debt ceiling and the Affordable Care Act.