The NCAA blatantly lied to college sports fans for at least 60 years and likely more, about the sham of “amateur athletes” competing in the big money generators of college football and basketball.
Lawmakers funded a program that incentivizes Arizona farmers to reduce unsustainable irrigation practices with a $15.2 million general fund appropriation in the state budget.
The budget allocates $1 million each to the University of Arizona and Arizona State University for their so-called “freedom schools,” which teach conservative values and were started with high-dollar donations from foundations run by the Koch brothers.
Those of us who have been in the policy mix a long time noticed something different this year. For the first time since I can remember, advocates for public K-12 education openly opposed higher education funding.
The budget I signed this week makes significant new investments in K-12 education, with a focus on teacher salaries, making our best schools available to more students and providing added resources in low-income areas to help close the achievement gap.
Gov. Doug Ducey inked his approval Friday to a nearly $9.82 billion spending plan for the new budget year that begins July 1.
The Arizona House approved the most contentious part of a $9.8 billion state budget package this evening, clearing the way for approval of the package in that chamber.
Lawmakers could face a lawsuit from the universities if the proposal to permit them to issue bonds of up to $1 billion falls flat, the head of the Arizona Board of Regents hinted.
Granted, it is the offseason, but a quick glance around the Gate 2 underpass at Arizona Stadium shows the need for upgrades. If it weren’t for the concession stands, gate numbers and a sign warning occupants of bats, pedestrians might forget they’re under a massive, 89-year-old stadium.
The Arizona Board of Regents on March 27 heard from students who support the tuition proposals released by Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, as well as from critics who claimed that consultation with students was lacking.
Arizona’s public universities unveiled plans to increase their tuition costs by less than 3 percent for incoming resident undergraduates.
Republican lawmakers are troubled that Arizona State University and University of Arizona have been lobbying Congress to help “dreamers” gain citizenship.