Applications for the first quarter universal empowerment scholarship accounts close on October 15. With them comes the permanency of the first universal voucher program in the country.
Arizona has the opportunity to cement its position as a leader in the autonomous-vehicle sector, but this requires an education system capable of producing workers with the skills needed to succeed in the jobs that this industry will generate.
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday accepted a federal offer of an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits to more than 370,000 Arizonans out of work to replace the $600 payments that expired at the end of July.
Arizonans whose enhanced jobless benefits ran out this week may get a chance for some additional cash.
A Democratic proposal to bolster the state’s unemployment benefit system is taking shape. It’s the product of a consortium of lawmakers and left-leaning think-tanks who fear that the expiration of federal benefit supplements at the end of July could spell trouble for hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Arizonans. The broad outline of the plan, which […]
Federal government assistance is buffering Arizonans from the impact of skyrocketing unemployment, but that help is time limited.
To hear the supporters of Proposition 126 tell it, Arizona lawmakers are chomping at the bit to tax medical services, child care and even veterinary bills. Never mind that lawmakers already can do that now - and have not.
I was disappointed to read that a loosely organized “institute” of former elected officials and politicians released a report – not on how to help all schools improve – but, rather, singling out charter schools for unfounded criticism. The report is riddled with errors and inconsistencies, and drips with sarcasm. Suffice to say, it reads more like a campaign hit-piece than a scholarly anal[...]
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.
Ducey and lawmakers have perennially touted charter schools’ highest achievements, including the reputation by some as among the best in the country. But a new study by the Grand Canyon Institute, a centrist research group, claims that charters are financially inefficient.
We expect our drinking water to be clean and safe and our lakes, rivers and streams to be places we can fish and swim. Why is this so? Forty-four years ago on April 22, the world embarked upon a still unfinished journey to protect the environment from the unintended effects of our industrial society. The Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act are just two of the key pieces of legislation our Congre[...]
Glaring headlines about Arizona’s public worker retirement system suggest that your typical retired teacher, firefighter or police officer is sipping margaritas on a beach somewhere enjoying a six-figure pension. Meanwhile the state’s pension funds are running out of money, leaving you, the taxpayer, stuck with the bill.