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Stop raising tuition, treating Arizona Constitution with contempt

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announces a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents on Sept. 8. The suit alleges ABOR is not adhering to a constitutional requirement that tuition for residents attending state universities be “nearly as free as possible.” (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)

On March 31, the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal filed an amicus brief urging the Arizona Supreme Court to hear a case on the issue of tuition increases at the state’s public universities. The case, initiated by Attorney General Mark Brnovich, alleges that the Arizona Board of Regents has violated the state’s constitutional mandate that university “instruction…shall be as nearly free as possible.”

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At Healthcare Rising Arizona public health is top priority (access required)

(Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

While we have paused our signature-gathering campaign, we still believe that we can improve public health in Arizona by passing our measure. The Stop Surprise Billing and Protect Patients Act would crack down on hospital infections, ban surprise bills from “out-of-network” providers, protect coverage for people with so-called “pre-existing conditions,” and give a much-deserved pay raise to everyday heroes who work in our hospitals, exposing themselves to viruses and infections on a daily basis.

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