GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 22: The Phoenix Coyotes salute the crowd after being eliminated from the playoffs in their 4-3 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Two days ago I spoke online with a person who works on the campaign of Patricia Flickner, who is running for State Representative in Legislative Districtive 15. She had the following comment about the situation:
"The Coyotes are an integral part of both the identity and economy of Glendale. The petition going around now is to bring this decision to a vote, not for the peoples' voices to be heard, but for the deal to be killed by people who oppose any sort of government action to help improve the economy. Without a deal in place to ensure the continued support of the Coyotes, hundreds maybe thousands of our neighbors' jobs would be lost. Please, support the Coyotes and do not sign the petition."
Candidate for State Representative LD15
Regardless of your politics it does not appear that many people who are involved in state politics are speaking up, except for those who already have spoken on the issue, and few people are making such a definitive statement.
Remember Five For Howling and this thread are not the place to discuss politics.