Sen. Steve Gallardo, a Phoenix Democrat, gestures during an impassioned speech on the Senate floor. Gallardo and some of his Senate Democratic colleagues occasionally use humor to lampoon bills they dislike, but have no power to stop.Read More »
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Sen. Andy Biggs wants Arizona’s universities to have the freedom to choose their own paths, but critics of his plan worry that such freedom will incite more infighting than innovating.Read More »
The leader of the Arizona Board of Regents is speaking out against a bill that would abolish the board and reorganize higher education in the state.Read More »
An Arizona legislator is proposing that the state board that oversees the entire public university system be eliminated and replaced with separate boards of trustees for each state university.Read More »
Arizona State University is moving ahead with plans to establish a Lake Havasu City campus that will offer a limited number of undergraduate degrees.Read More »
State budget writers want to know why universities can't handle budget cuts now that they are taking in more money than they were three years ago.Read More »
Preparing for another big cut in higher education funding, the presidents of Arizona’s three public universities reminded lawmakers Jan. 19 that the their institutions are integral to the state economy.Read More »
Skiing was introduced to Flagstaff in 1915, probably by a pair of Norwegian immigrants, brothers Ole and Pete Solberg. The Solbergs made skis and started downhill runs on Observatory Hill where the Lowell Observatory was located, very nearly in the center of town.Read More »
Christopher Smith, a former Senate staff member and capitol lobbyist, died Saturday, Dec. 18 in Phoenix.Read More »
Polling on Arizona’s statewide races has consistently shown GOP candidates on top, and Republicans are optimistic that the anti-Democratic mood sweeping the state and the country will give them total control of state government.
Only a couple of relatively competitive races stand between Republicans and their first sweep of Arizona’s six statewide offices since 1994, not including the Corporation Commission.