This “significant” name switch was made June 29. We missed it entirely, but Jerry Colangelo, Board Vice Chair and Partner of JDM Partners and Chairman of USA Basketball was in on the ground floor of this momentous decision. You’ll remember him as much for mounting a counterattack to the employer sanctions law (Legal Arizona Worker’s Act) as for his mega sports persona — joining with open borders businessmen in 2007 who announced plans to target Republican state lawmakers who were instrumental in guiding the employer sanctions law to passage.
Donald E. Cardon, the newly renamed department’s director declared that this change at his agency “raises the bar in ways unseen in Arizona’s history.” He said, “I am greatly encouraged to be part of such significant changes. It is now time to compete globally for Arizona’s economic future.”
With unemployment at staggering highs, home foreclosures still at peak levels, bankruptcy applications logged-jammed, city and state taxes raising and Mayor Philly Gordon even imposing a tax on food purchases to deal with budget deficits, this governmental action tells us — in no uncertain terms — how fortunate we are to have our current leadership.