Things are better now than they have been at any point since Gov. Jan Brewer took office in 2009 amid a crippling recession and fiscal crisis. But the governor said they can be better still, and stressed the need for Arizona to be more competitive.
The hopes and dreams of a coalition of educators, business figures, politicians and others that is advocating for kindergarten to become a full-day grade in Arizona will likely hinge solely on whether they can earn the support of Gov. Doug Ducey.