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Are you ready for next generation of television?

The transition to digital television is coming — are you prepared? On Feb. 17, 2009, Arizona over-the-air television stations will make the federally mandated switch to digital broadcasting from analog.This serves as the biggest revolution in broadcast TV since the ...

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Stimulus packages that aren

Earlier this year, the Arizona Free Enterprise Club quietly preempted a slew of tax credits and subsidies proposed as an “economic stimulus” package. The package included tax subsidies for homebuyers, subsidies for solar and tourism and a bunch of other special ...

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The bottom line: U.S. needs to tap oil reserves

Rising global oil prices lead to significant and adverse economic consequences for the United States. Within one week last month, oil prices rose by almost $4 a barrel. America continues to be dependent on the Middle East and unstable regimes ...

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Horne’s voucher editorial missed the point

Last week was tempestuous among defenders of the embattled school-choice programs for disabled and foster children. Following an East Valley Tribune report and an article published by Tim Keller of the Institute for Justice reporting that Superintendent of Public Instruction ...

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Lies from the Goldwater Institute

The Goldwater Institute recently released a commentary that lied about me (June 13 Arizona Capitol Times Commentary called “Keep special needs, foster students in their schools.”). It said “Tom Horne Halts Scholarships” and that I am telling children “that their ...

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Reshuffling is not reform

This November, Arizona voters will decide whether 76 school districts should be combined into 27 larger, unified districts. Prompting the ballot initiative is the fact that fewer than six cents of every education dollar ever reaches the classroom. But don’t ...

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Keep special needs, foster students in their schools

Arizona’s scholarship programs for children with disabilities and children in foster care have given hope to hundreds of children. Hope for a good education. Hope for a better future. For hundreds of children receiving scholarships this hope has become reality.Sadly, ...

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