The inauguration of Governor Doug Ducey and our fellow Republicans to every statewide elected office, and to majorities in both legislative chambers, makes the case that Republican leadership and policymaking are what voters are looking for in both good times and bad.Read More »
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We know that Arizona’s budget is facing a $1 billion shortfall and the state has been court-ordered to pay $317 million to schools. We also know that while other states are rebounding from the recession, Arizona’s employment rate and economic recovery continue to lag behind others.Read More »
For some Arizona charter school operators, Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposal to allow high-performing schools with large wait lists to use other schools’ vacant facilities was a big step toward achieving a persistent goal.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey wants to take more than $900,000 in funds specifically donated by taxpayers to help post 9/11 veterans to instead operate new cemeteries for veterans near Marana and Flagstaff and keep the doors open at an existing one in Sierra Vista.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey’s initiative to get more money into classrooms is going to meet resistance from educators. They don’t necessarily agree that more money directed to teachers and school supplies equates to better academic performance.Read More »
In his State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey pleaded with lawmakers to settle with schools and resolve the K-12 inflation funding lawsuit, whose outcome could plunge Arizona’s budget deeper into a fiscal abyss.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature approved the first bill of the legislative session today, sending to Gov. Doug Ducey a measure that would require high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate.Read More »
Arizona’s more than 63,000 medical marijuana patients ate, drank or smoked more than 10 tons of the drug last year.
That’s the equivalent of about seven Volkswagen Beetles, more than 2,300 gallons of milk - or, if you prefer, in excess of 40,000 eight-ounce bags of Cheetos.
When Ducey’s “Classrooms First Initiative” 11-member council starts “scrubbing” the funding formulas to find new ways to get more money into the classrooms, the first thing it will find is that Arizona’s percentage of total spending on building and campus operations, food service, counselors, nurses, librarians and other support services is way above the national average.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey cited a survey that was discredited five years ago to argue that the state's students are performing dismally on civics and that a new statewide civics test is needed.Read More »