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Old 11-11-2020, 09:58 PM
 
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There's an expression: "AZ is for people who can't make it in CA." Realistically, or often, it's the cost of living that drives many out of California, obviously.
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Old 11-13-2020, 09:47 AM
 
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During my 22 years in NV, they voted in 2 Republican Governors, Sandoval and Gibbons.
You are missing Kenny Guinn (1999-2007). That means that there was a Republican governor from 1999-2019.
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I stand corrected. Got the name wrong. Guinn! Guinn is excused from raising taxes, because he presided over that big boom period prior to the Great Recession. And he probably thought the boom would continue so Nevadans could afford some higher taxes.

Sisolak, current Governor, was head of the Clark County Commission for some time, and also very conservative, a true DINO!

The liberal wild card in the state is Tic Segerblom. He's responsible for opening up the medical marijuana market and the recreational marijuana market.

Funny! Medical Marijuana was approved in NV in the year 2000, and they sat on it for 15 years, doing nothing, and Tic came along and said: Times up! You're not going to like this! So he set a deadline. Approve it for the alternative: anyone allowed to grow 7 marijuana plants in their house that needed it. 40 dispensaries were approved for Clark County (Las Vegas mainly) with a dead line. Now it gets even funnier! Our flamboyant Mayor of Las Vegas said: No dispensaries in the city of Las Vegas! More conservative Henderson: Ditto! Boulder City: Ditto! North Las Vegas: Ditto! But they didn't read the fine print (good ol' Tic): If No dispensary is found within 25 miles of one's house, you can grow the 7 plants in your house. What a nightmare for Metro Police who's forever helicoptering over Clark County looking for Grow Houses.

Finally! And then Tic gave the legislature a time frame for recreational marijuana, do it or else! His liberalism stopped short of allowing recreational marijuana nightclubs on the Strip!

And the dispensaries close to the Strip, there's no signage whatsoever (Remember this is conservative Las Vegas), just blackened windows with a number on top of the door. So you needed to know the street and #, otherwise you wouldn't find one.

Not sure if the conservative California transplants were behind all this or not! And also remember that Las Vegas gets a load of New York City transplants. There's so many they even meet monthly at, unsurprisingly, the New York, New York Casino,
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:13 PM
 
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They won't contemplate anything. They will vote for exactly what they fled CA for in the first place. I saw it happen in Virginia and Nevada. They seem to be a bit smarter in Florida however.



I welcome new folks to Tucson, but hope they contemplate the reasons and policies they left behind in California.[/quote]
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:20 PM
 
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Whole family just moved here from Texas and we are all left of center Independents. We were happy to vote D all the way down the ballot this year in Arizona to great success. Trying to pin some cultural change here in AZ on Californians is just scape goating. Don't like where things are going? Get involved in politics and do something about it....or move.
Yeah nice try. You actually grew up in Cali before moving to Houston. There are hundreds of articles on how the California migration has changed the political landscape in AZ. Google it.
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:36 PM
 
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Yer screwed. the migrants want all the benefits of CA at low, low AZ prices. Ha Ha Wait til they tax out your infrastructure with miles and miles of freeways. ain't gonna be pretty. Your best bet is to not sell to Californians. but you want that cash don'cha?
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:31 PM
 
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with miles and miles of freeways.

Haha, you had me at miles and miles of freeways. In Tucson? That's a good one. Better chance of playing dice with Bigfoot on a UFO.
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Yep, based on the most recent elections, it appears AZ has gone "blue." Now, that, that has happened, there's zero incentive for this Californian to entertain the thought of taking residence in AZ. (I liked Prescott and Flag.) Oh well, keep looking now...
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Old 11-22-2020, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Yep, based on the most recent elections, it appears AZ has gone "blue." Now, that, that has happened, there's zero incentive for this Californian to entertain the thought of taking residence in AZ. (I liked Prescott and Flag.) Oh well, keep looking now...
Try Oklahoma. They have earthquakes there, due to the Fracking, and you'll be right at home there. Google Most Conservative Cities In the Country and let that be your guide. Tulsa (Dull-sa) and OKC are right up there near the top. Mesa, AZ, the last I looked, was Numero Uno.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:42 PM
 
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This bears little resemblance to reality. Nevada has always been a moderate-to-left-leaning state, and Las Vegas especially. Las Vegas has only favored the Republican candidate for president a handful of times in the entirety of its existence.
Clark county votes:

1972: Nixon 58k McGovern 36k
1976: Carter 51k Ford 48k
1980: Reagan 76k Carter 38k
1984: Reagan 94k Mondale 53k
1988: Bush 108k Dukakis 78k
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