Arizona job-loss estimate not as bad as expected
Thanks to federal stimulus money and better-than-expected hiring in some sectors, Arizona is now predicted to lose only about 1 percent of its jobs this year, the state Department of Commerce said Thursday.
Expect a slew of press releases from Jan Brewer, Governor and Jan Brewer, Candidate for Governor touting this news in a "See?!? Arizona isn't in as bad a condition as we thought it would be! Vote for meeeeeee!!!!!" sort of way.
And expect all of those press releases to conveniently leave out the bit about federal stimulus money contributing to the stabilization of AZ's economy. Or that Brewer and the Rs in the AZ Congressional delegation strongly opposed the federal stimulus package.
Help put Arizona back on the path of sanity and competence - Vote for Terry Goddard.
Yeah, yeah - I know that "sanity and competence" isn't the most electrifying phrase in politics these days, but it's the truth.