More than one-third of Arizona laws involving a felony penalty haven’t been used in the past 15 years, a new report from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission found.Read More »
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 analysis.Read More »
Arizona schools overall spent less of the money they received last year in the classroom than in any of the 16 years the state has been keeping track.Read More »
Marijuana legalization advocates in Arizona tout a new government study that shows the impact, or lack thereof, of legal recreational cannabis use in Colorado on teen pot consumption.Read More »
Planners and officials should focus increasingly on public transportation options such as pedestrian routes, buses, light rail and passenger trains as use of these forms of travel has increased across the state since 2006, according to a new report.Read More »
A recent study cited by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that Arizona has 20 behavioral health professionals per 1,000 adults addicted to drugs or alcohol, the fifth-lowest rate in the country.Read More »
The rapid growth of technology will impact our lives in meaningful ways. At the same time it poses a challenge for state and local governments that are charged with establishing rules and regulations that often draw important revenue.Read More »
Arizona’s more than 63,000 medical marijuana patients ate, drank or smoked more than 10 tons of the drug last year.
That’s the equivalent of about seven Volkswagen Beetles, more than 2,300 gallons of milk - or, if you prefer, in excess of 40,000 eight-ounce bags of Cheetos.
A new report points to the suburbs as the place in the state where the risk of child hunger grew the most during the recession.Read More »
Arizona had the nation’s steepest per-student cuts in state aid to higher education and the highest rates of tuition increase from pre-recession funding levels until today, according to a new report.Read More »