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The truth about PSPRS investment performance

The truth about PSPRS  investment performance

All too often, fiction and gossip move faster than truth and reason. As such, it is often stated by our detractors that our $8 billion portfolio is the state’s “worst-performing pension plan,” which gives the impression that our investment staff is incompetent and responsible for the trust’s sagging pension funding levels.

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Stand for Children sides with students, not politics

Stand for Children sides with  students, not politics

At Stand for Children Arizona, we believe that educating future generations is not a Republican or Democratic issue. Far too many children, through no fault of their own, aren’t getting the education they need to be successful in life. At the end of the day, Stand only aligns itself with one side – the side of the student.

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Arizona cannot delay education finance reform much longer

Arizona cannot delay education finance reform much longer

Arizonans went to the polls earlier this month to elect a new governor and decide who would represent them in many state offices and the United States Congress. Of the 35 legislative candidates that the Chamber’s Political Action Committee endorsed in the General Election, 34 won their races and will join or re-join the Arizona Legislature when the session begins in January. These candidates are committed to the same economic initiatives as the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce: economic growth, job creation and business retention.

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Big tax cuts come back to haunt Arizona

Big tax cuts come back to haunt Arizona

Were you fiscally conservative or fiscally irresponsible? That’s the question I pose to any incumbent Arizona legislator now running for re-election (or other elected positions) on Nov. 4 who voted for the corporate and related tax-cut legislation in 2011 that is starting to burn a hole in the state’s budget.

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