Monday, December 1, 2008

So long, Governor Napolitano

Governor Janet Napolitano is leaving to take the head post at the Department of Homeland Security under the Obama administration. This will elevate Secretary of State Jan Brewer to the Governor's position. It is not clear who becomes Secretary of State, but I think that Brewer gets to pick her replacement.

Although Brewer is from Glendale, I think that this is likely good news for Mesa. First, the Governor and the legislature would both be Republican. This gives Mesa resident Speaker-Elect Kirk Adams the ability to get more stuff done to help Mesa. Secondly, one would assume that Brewer would not take as much money away from the state-shared revenues which would help Mesa in this tough budget time.

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