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Enough is enough (access required)

Local and national news outlets are reporting on a U.S. District Court jury trial that involves a rancher being sued for detaining illegal immigrants as they crossed his ranch.It is unfortunate that southeast Arizona rancher Roger Barnett felt compelled to ...

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Meet-and-confer needed amid budget crisis (access required)

Initially, there was dismay when first we heard of the concerns raised to incoming Gov. Jan Brewer by House Speaker Kirk Adams and Senate President Bob Burns regarding the executive order issued by then-Gov. Janet Napolitano authorizing meet-and-confer procedures for ...

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Arizona has budget choices in 2009 (access required)

Arizona’s new governor and Legislature will face state revenues that lag far behind current expenditures. Some legislators and interest groups claim that spending cuts are the only way to balance the budget. This is not true. Arizona does have budget ...

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Roadmap to a sound 21st century education policy (access required)

The work of leaders has just begun to improve Arizona’s educational system. Momentum is in our favor, despite the temporary financial crisis. To assure the future of our children, we must continue to develop and implement progressive, 21st century-ready education ...

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Slash-and-burn approach would undermine state (access required)

For too long, education has been relegated to a budget line-item, haggled over like the price of coffee in India. Investment in education must be viewed as an investment in Arizona’s future economy. And while we face an unprecedented budget ...

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Photo enforcement lacks credibility (access required)

Since 1927, AAA Arizona has been a leading advocate for efforts to increase traffic safety for motorists, passengers and pedestrians, alike. We have worked tirelessly in our efforts to establish and maintain a delicate balance between supporting traffic safety systems ...

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Hidden health care tax: Businesses beware (access required)

In Arizona, policymakers have encouraged economic growth by keeping taxes low and sweeping the field of unnecessary regulations. It seems a direct approach, but in reality, it can be a mine field. In the coming months, legislators will search for ...

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ACC was right to end subsidy for urban sprawl (access required)

Kudos to the Arizona Corporation Commission for ending one of the many subsidies for urban sprawl in Arizona and for insisting that growth pays for itself. Developers have long built leapfrog developments such as Anthem with significant subsidies from taxpayers ...

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