Agribusiness focuses on drought, not climate change
The Colorado River water shortages should not define Arizona agriculture as much as they should trigger changes toward a more resilient food system that we have needed all along. Let’s now jumpstart them in a bold manner.
Lawmakers, farmers balk at agriculture lab move
The Arizona Department of Agriculture plans to move its laboratory from the Capitol Mall to a building in Chandler, despite opposition from lawmakers and the industry.
State agricultural department gets in on fight against opioid abuse
The Arizona Department of Agriculture’s livestock officers will start carrying naloxone, a drug that reverses the effect of opioid overdoses.
University Regents member Mark Killian resigning
On the heels of a nearly $100 million cut in state aid to universities, Mark Killian is quitting the Arizona Board of Regents.
Regents propose new university tuition rate for ‘dreamers’
Potentially courting a lawsuit, the Board of Regents is weighing a plan to let “dreamers” pay less than the full out-of-state tuition they are now charged at state universities.
Group preparing ballot measure to limit university tuition increases
A group of parents and current and former students is taking the first steps to curb future tuition increases at state universities.
Killian to new boss: I won’t stop criticizing you
Arizona Board of Regents Chairman Mark Killian’s new job might put him in a tough spot vis-à-vis his new boss, Gov. Doug Ducey
Regents chairman calling for lawsuit over university cuts
Saying the Arizona Constitution is being ignored, the chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents said Tuesday his colleagues should sue the Legislature if they do not come forward with more funds for the university system.
Regents approve tuition hikes at Arizona universities
The Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday approved tuition increases at the state's three public universities and directed staff to explore legal options to reduce tuition for some immigrants.
Brewer asks regents to back Medicaid plan
Gov. Jan Brewer asked the Arizona Board of Regents to support her controversial AHCCCS expansion plan, arguing that it would free up general fund money for higher education.
The regents, the majority of whom are Brewer appointees, quickly granted her request, passing a resolution in support of both her overall budget plan and her proposal to increase Medicaid coverage under the Affordab[...]