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Slowing down Arizona’s budget rollercoaster (access required)

Arizona’s recent budget history looks a lot like a rollercoaster. During years with strong economic growth, state politicians allow spending to shoot up to unsustainably high levels. Then, during economic slowdowns, when revenues fall off, state spending goes crashing downward. ...

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Horne’s plan would lead to crisis in Arizona schools (access required)

Arizonans should be outraged at Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne’s utter disregard for the immense financial burden the implementation of the new, state-mandated instructional model for English language learners will place on every public school in Arizona. If the ...

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Myths and facts of Clean Cars Program (access required)

A program exists to help Arizonans save money at the pump and help clean up our brown cloud, but the nay-sayers, namely the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, have come calling, waging a national campaign to preempt states from adopting more ...

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Different name, same prestige (access required)

Mining always has been and will continue to be one of Arizona’s most important natural and economic resources. Miners have played an instrumental role in shaping our great state. As Arizonans, we must pay homage to our history, we must preserve ...

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Don’t shortchange Arizona’s students (access required)

Education is one of the few issues that impact every facet of life. It ensures that children become productive members of society. It ensures a work force that creates a prosperous economy. It ensures that the children of today provide ...

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It (access required)

Conservatives at the state Legislature and the state’s largest business organization, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, believe that in the face of a nearly $1 billion deficit this year, Arizona should permanently eliminate a $250 million revenue stream ...

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Harnessing brain power (access required)

Companies have a vested interest in developing well-educated graduates, as they are the ones hiring for post-high school and college jobs. The State Board of Education recently approved a measure to increase the high school graduation requirements to four years ...

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