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Recent series of challenges facing Governor Ducey

The Arizona Capitol Times ran a recent article looking at challenges facing Governor Doug Ducey, from teacher strikes to an accident involving Uber’s self-driving car project.

A few comments from former Governor Symington are sprinkled throughout the article.

RE: Uber’s autonomous vehicle project:

“All new technologies bring risk of some sort,” he said. “Just look at the Apollo program and the astronauts who were killed on the launchpad in Florida. We didn’t shut down the moon program because of it.”

RE: the teacher pay issue:

“Lawmakers do their best to listen to everybody, but they’re elected to make tough decisions, as is the governor,” Symington said. “They’re going to get the budget out and done and that’ll be the end of it.”

Read the rest of the article here.