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When students drop out, we all miss out

When students drop out, we all miss out

The business community is united in its support for higher academic standards in Arizona’s education system so our graduates are prepared for a career or a higher educational opportunity. A strong education system is the foundation of a strong work force, which contributes to a strong economy.

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Sure, I hate it, but what can I do about it?

There was some disagreement over the future of Arizona’s Common Core standards and Brewer’s Medicaid expansion. Some candidates, notably Melvin and Riggs, were committed to scrapping both. Riggs said he would roll AHCCCS coverage back to 100 percent of the federal poverty level, and seek to exclude able-bodied, working-age childless adults

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SB1062 drew attention to Arizona and set the tone for the 2014 session (access required)

SB1062 drew attention to Arizona and set the tone for the 2014 session <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/12/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

SB1062 forced the Arizona business community to push back against Republicans in the Legislature and take a more active role in opposing legislation many viewed as bad for business and Arizona’s image. And while maintaining the bill was mischaracterized following the outcry over the intent, some Republican leaders were wary to take on other headline-grabbing controversial measures this year.

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