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Policy over pizza

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The funding of Arizona’s schools in a way that commits to equity and excellence is one of the most important policy conversations taking place today. Largely due to education reforms Arizona has seen over the last 20 years, we now have some of the best public schools in the country.

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Arizona has ‘Big Mo’ in education

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For those who say that the state of our schools is “poor,” the rhetoric doesn’t match reality. That folks in positions of educational leadership subscribe to such a gloomy view of Arizona’s schools is disturbing.

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Don’t call us poor, we’re average!

Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer took exception to Douglas’ characterization of Arizona public schools as “poor” in her State of Education speech this week, calling it “disturbing” and “irresponsible.”

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Arts contribute to a healthy Arizona economy

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As Arizonans sharpen their focus on the actions that will enable our state to become more competitive, emerging evidence points to the profound economic impact of arts and culture organizations. In fact, the arts not only enrich our community, but they contribute to a healthy economy.

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Brewer signs manufacturer tax cut law

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters, a move she said was needed to make the state more attractive to large businesses.

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