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Approve Prop. 123 and then make Arizona’s K-12 system shine

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The Grand Canyon Institute agrees with Governor Ducey and the educational community. Prop. 123 needs to be approved by voters on May 17. Prop. 123 is an important start, but restoring funding of legal minimums is not a substitute for substantive discussion on real investments in K-12 education, and how investments can be leveraged to improve outcomes. Arizona’s support for K-12 education has fallen far deeper than most people realize.

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More lending options needed for Arizona families

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For many families in Arizona, the “Great Recession” is far from over. Continued bureaucratic meddling and poor policy decisions by our elected leaders have made it difficult for many hardworking taxpayers to make ends meet. For some families the situation is so dire that one unforeseen financial hardship (car trouble, leaky roof, etc.) could prove catastrophic, especially if the family lacks access to credit or other borrowing options to pay the bill.

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Still buying slippers for grandpa?

What do you buy for the person who has everything? If that person is an adult with a job and a car, I say buy nothing. Instead, find a kid who could use a Christmas gift. It doesn’t have to be your kid. There’s no shortage of kids in need.

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Congratulations to Brewer for Privatization Commission

Gov. Brewer is on the right track in looking for ways to save money by establishing her Privatization Commission (announced Dec. 21). I hope that the targets for this commission will not be limited, since there is virtually no function of state government that cannot be privatized. We may choose to keep the courts and police as government employees, but even they could be private, albeit as a government granted monopoly.

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