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Code Red for Arizona’s public schools

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If K-12 education funding in Arizona were a patient brought into the trauma center, it would be a “code red” situation. K-12 education funding in Arizona is in dire straits. Arizona public school budgets have suffered deep cuts, so deep that teacher vacancies can’t be filled because both new and experienced education professionals choose not to work in Arizona.

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When it comes to ethics, local Republican Party has nothing to offer

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There is a distinct possibility that Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump may have engaged in illegal campaign coordination. To find out if he has, a group called the Checks and Balances Project is inquiring into Stump’s text communications with campaigns and the utilities he regulates. As a result, Republicans have launched an attack ad trying to discredit the investigation through good ol’ fashioned shooting the messenger.

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McCain: Senate transportation bill would provide long-term certainty

U.S. Sen. John McCain (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

Few things are as essential to economic growth and development as our nation’s roads. In a state as expansive as Arizona, riders understand the importance of having sound infrastructure, especially when it fails, as it did with the recent bridge collapse on I-10 in California not far from the Arizona border that continues to impact travelers across our state and region.

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