Pima County deserves continuing scrutiny for its deal that landed the near-space balloon company in Tucson, but the McSally campaign's claims are misleading at best, giving a false impression of a local business we should be rooting for.
OPINION: World View Enterprises' new emphasis is attracting venture capitalists, writes our columnist Jonathan Hoffman, but that doesn't justify Pima County's investment of taxpayer money.
The feat brings the company a step closer to moving from a technology development program to productization
Pima County did nothing wrong when it did not seek bids for a site, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
An investigation paid for by the company is underway, final report likely several months out.
The Arizona Court of Appeals agrees and recently overturned the Superior Court ruling against the county.
Ruling: Counties do not have to use a competitive bidding process when issuing leases that fit their economic development guidelines.
The conservative Goldwater Institute sued the county over the $15 million deal.
Whoever wins, the Goldwater Institute says an Arizona Supreme Court appeal is likely.
Test flight marks beginning of spaceport operations south of airport
The mission will be the longest to date for World View's Stratollite balloon.
The gift clause exists to protect Arizonans.
Explaining delay, supervisors say it's best to wait until rate study is complete.
Judge ruled county broke the law in a $15-million deal with balloon space company.
Rate increase would be first of three recommended by county officials.
County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry intends to recommend an appeal.
World View suit was just one of many factors in deal's favor, officials say.
World View pilot and former astronaut Ron Garan wants to know what kids would say to everyone on earth if they had the chance.
Board also sets fees for Section 10 permits, which allow developers to kill vulnerable species in some areas of unincorporated Pima County.
The potential 3,500 positions have an average salary of $79,100, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry says.
Judge denies county's motions to dismiss on three of four counts.
A lawsuit filed against Pima county over a multi-million-dollar deal it made with a balloon spaceflight company can proceed, a judge ruled Monday.
Company that plans to fly "stratolites" from Pima County's new spaceport will take part in two space-agency projects.