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Education panelists spar over school choice (access required)

Save Our Schools Arizona supporters sit in the audience of the Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop on school choice on Sept. 19. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)

While school choice has sparked a divisive debate in Arizona, panelists at the Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop on the topic Tuesday seemed to find common ground on one point: The state system for school funding could be due for a reboot.

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Forum shows divide among health care professionals, politicians (access required)

At the end of a forum on healthcare this morning, an emergency room doctor raised his hand to ask a question. “How many on the panel believe the primary reason for the high cost of care is government?” he asked. Of the four speakers, only one raised their hand — Sen. Nancy Barto, a Phoenix Republican and the chairwoman of the Senate Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Committee.

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Education funding battle heats up (access required)

Lawmakers and representatives from the education community clashed over funding for Arizona's public education during a forum Oct. 20 at a downtown restaurant. Rep. Rich Crandall, a Mesa Republican, said he was taking the position as a "realist" and warned that cuts to education are inevitable next year given the size of the state's budget deficit.

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