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Vouchers don’t equal school choice for disadvantaged (access required)

Pro-voucher groups, including Arizona’s Goldwater Institute, have labeled the choice by Barack and Michelle Obama to send their children to private school hypocritical. They seem to suggest that the Obamas’ choice would be more acceptable if the soon-to-be First Parents ...

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100 ways to legislate without Santa (access required)

There’s plenty of talk in the national media about state and local governments dreaming up long Christmas lists to try and make a grab for their share of federal stimulus spending. But Arizona is on the verge of a deficit ...

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It’s time to look at the way we vote (access required)

More than 112,000 voters in Maricopa County were forced to cast provisional ballots on Election Day. That is 16 percent of those who went to the polls, well more than the margin of victory for several races and ballot measures. ...

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Economic prosperity through transportation (access required)

Arizonans are running on empty, and they’re not alone. People all across the country are suffering because their transportation system — the backbone of our economy for decades — is broken. Our overdependence on oil and neglect of our roads ...

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Prop. 102 intrudes on individual rights (access required)

I am not gay. I represent the organization Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, better known as PFLAG Phoenix. Some readers may be shocked to read that an organization exists solely to provide support, education and advocacy for ...

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Health care initiative protects choices (access required)

Many proposals swirling around Arizona and the rest of the country would increase government’s role in health care. Their common denominator: reduced individual choice and control over medical decisions.Proposition 101, the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, would preserve ...

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Unintended health care consequences of Prop. 101 (access required)

Proposition 101, the so-called Freedom of Choice in Healthcare Act, is a vague and poorly written proposition that will decrease health care choices and increase health care costs for Arizona residents.  Arizona’s pediatricians want families to know that we oppose ...

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