Category Archives: Budget Negotiations

All Trump, All the Time: Should We REALLY Be Watching the President Fiddle While the Country Burns — Podcast June 19, 2017

Never Mind the Tweets, Never Mind the Russian Connection: While Presidential Twitter Tantrums, Ill-Considered Executive Orders, and Russian influence Peddling Dominate the Daily News Cycle, Republican Wrecking Crews Are Quietly Dismantling What Little Remains of Effective National Government.  Democratic Perspective’s co-hosts … Continue reading

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Steve Segner Interview — Podcast March 27, 2017

Carnival Barkers Make Lousy Presidents: Donald Trump Tries Governing a Country of 325 Million People With Tweets, Executive Orders, and a 36 Year Old Son-In-Law. Steve Segner, community activist, owner of the El Portal hotel in Sedona, and a valued sponsor of Democratic Perspective, joins Mike … Continue reading

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Randy Garrison Interview — Podcast February 27, 2017

Infrastructure, Education, and Economic Development: The Challenges Facing Yavapai County. Randy Garrison, recently elected Yavapai County Supervisor for the 3rd District, joins Democratic Perspective for a discussion of a County Supervisor’s duties, and the challenges facing Yavapai County and the Board of Supervisors in … Continue reading

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A Way Forward In the Age Of Trump — Podcast February 20, 2017

In the Shadow of the Trump Presidency, the Democrats of the Red Rocks, One of Democratic Perspective’s Long-Time Sponsors, Discusses Its Future Priorities. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Karen McClelland, John Hake, and Mik Jordahl from the Democrats of the Red Rocks, … Continue reading

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Rosemary Papa Interview — Podcast February 8, 2016

The State of Education in Arizona: Ground Zero Is Not the Goal. Democratic Perspective talks to Dr. Rosemary Papa about the woeful state of public education funding in the state of Arizona. Dr. Papa currently serves as The Del and Jewel Lewis Endowed Chair in … Continue reading

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The Arizona Legislative Lunacy Report: Spring 2015 Edition — Podcast April 30, 2015

The March of Ideology and Incompetence Continues in Phoenix: Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster take a detailed look at the Arizona Republic’s recently published docket of bills pending in the Legislature. Listen as our intrepid analysts subject the moderately acceptable, the irredeemably awful, and the crazy ugly to the test … Continue reading

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The Confederate State of Arizona — Podcast March 16, 2015

The Payback for Dark Money in Arizona: More Corporate Tax Cuts, Continued Defunding of Public Education, and Yahoo! a Secessionist Republican Legislature. Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson dissect the results of the 2014 election in Arizona: a seemingly endless stream of bills from both houses of … Continue reading

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Obamacare and the Republican Assault on Government — Podcast September 30, 2013

Sequestration, Government Shutdown, and the Debt Ceiling Impasse: The Republicans’ Last Stand? With the federal government on the eve of shutdown, Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Steve Williamson, and Bill Timberman discuss the origins, evolution, and consequences of Republican Tea Party radicalism as revealed … Continue reading

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Budget Sequestration and Our Dysfunctional Congress — Podcast March 4, 2013

How Dumb Can Congress Get? The Dismal Facts About Budget Sequestration:  Gary LaMaster joins Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss the current federal budget sequester. What it is, why and how it happened, and its effects, none of them … Continue reading

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The Fiscal Cliff: What’s At Stake — Podcast November 10, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson continue their discussion from last week on the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington. What do the Republicans and Democrats want, and in particular, why are the … Continue reading

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